sandal (clothing: footwear); zouri

Sandal of asari-zouri type (asari=hemp). Worn by a man. It consists of a plaited rope of hemp, partly wrapped in leather, which has been wound around to form the base of the sole. The sole has been covered above with four interwoven panels of rice straw. The thongs (hanao) have a core of hemp string, covered in two strips of cotton fabric sewn together, the upper part blue, and the lower part white. There is a sticker with an inscription adhered to the sole.

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