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[Rice straw zori with striped straps, Hiroshima, Japan]

[Rice straw zori with striped straps, Hiroshima, Japan]
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zori
L: 8.5 in, W: 3.5 in
straw
cotton

, unknown

(2004.1.63)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 pair of zori (slippers) : straw, cotton ; each, 8.5 x 3.5 in.

Slippers composed of woven natural rice straw with straw orange floral print fabric covered straw toe loops anchoring twisted black and white fabric straps to front of sandal. Two pieces: right (A) and left (B) side.

History
Issei woman, Mrs. Hisako Yamasaki, fashioned zori for an exhibition. Straps made of scraps of old cloth. | Contacted Audrey Muramoto via email and she indicated that the zori were not made for Bento to Mixed Plate exhibition (04.21.2010 cht)

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