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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
straw
rubber
corduroy
canvas

Waialua, Hawaii, unknown

(2004.1.84)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

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.

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

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