Foot sock

Description
Ankle-high split-toed socks (tabi) have their roots in 15th century Japan. They are worn by both men and women with other footwear such as geta (elevated sandals) and waraji (woven rice straw rope sandals) among others. Where white tabi are worn with traditional clothing in formal situations, black tabi are normally worn by men for travelling, for example. Tabi are are sewn from cloth cut to form which provides a snug fit and they can also be fastened at the back. Although this pair was acquired in the 19th century, tabi are still worn today.
Accession Loan No.
E2005/2
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
foot sock
Simple Name
sock
Full Name
split-toed sock
Dimensions
whole length 255 mm; whole W 105 mm; whole H 125 mm
Production Year High
1881
Production Country
Japan
Production Area Region
East Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
fabric; horn; thread
Function Name
footwear
Collection Area Region
E
Collection Continent
Asia

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