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[Geta with light brown velvet straps]

[Geta with light brown velvet straps]
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geta
L: 9.0 in, W: 4.125 in, H: 2.75 in
wood
velvet

, unknown

(2004.1.58)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 pair of geta with light brown velvet straps ; each 9 x 4.125 x 2.5 in.

Japanese style wooden slippers handcarved from guava tree wood is composed of a baseboard (dai) resting on two supporting pieces (ha or teeth) below and a velvet strap that is secured at the front middle of the baseboard and at sides of the foot. The geta are identical in shape: right (A) and left (B) side. Straps faded on top.

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