Sandal

Description
Waraji are sandals made from woven rice straw rope. They are attached to the feet by a thong that passes between the first tow toes and then tied around the ankle. Commonly worn by all men and women, waraji were also worn with tabi split-toed socks by samurai and warriors in the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The rice straw offers the feet a firm grip on a varied landscape, even horses shoes were made out of rice straw as they were that effective. Of course this meant that such sandals had a short lifespan and had to be continually mended or replaced.
Accession Loan No.
E2003/2
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
sandal
Simple Name
sandal
Full Name
rice straw sandal
Dimensions
whole length 221 mm; whole W 94 mm
Production Year High
1881
Production Country
Japan
Production Area Region
East Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
straw
Function Name
footwear
Collection Area Region
E
Collection Continent
Asia

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