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[Geta with black velvet straps]

[Geta with black velvet straps]
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L: 9.25 in, W: 4.25 in, H: 2.125 in

Wakayama, Japan,


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 pair of geta with black velvet straps : wood, velvet ; each 9.25 x 4.25 x 2.125 in.

Japanese style wooden slippers composed of a baseboard (dai) resting on two supporting pieces (ha or teeth) with a black velvet strap that is secured at the front middle of the baseboard by a decorative metal piece (flower shaped) on underside covering hole for toe strap, and at the sides of the foot. The geta are identical in shape: right (A) and left (B) side. Edges are rounded.

Written in black ink felt pen on bottom: B. Kawakami.

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