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[Straw mat zori with rubber sole, Waialua, Hawaii]

[Straw mat zori with rubber sole, Waialua, Hawaii]
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zori | slipper
L: 8.5 in, W: 3.75 in, H: 1 in

Waialua, Hawaii, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 pair of zori (slippers) : straw, fabric, rubber ; each 8.5 x 3.75 x 1 in.

Slippers composed of fine rush straw (like tatami mat) with tan canvas edging, black rubber soles and turquoise blue and black corduroy toe loops and straps. Two pieces of identical shape: right (A) and left (B) side.

Handcrafted from old straw matting and rubber sole from automobile tire. Very unusual zori.

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