sandals (clothing: footwear)

Pair of sandals, asari-zouri type (asari=hemp), that are unusually narrow. The base is formed from a length of plaited hemp wound around to form a more or less rectangular shape, with the heel area reinforced with rubber wrapping. Above this a straw sole in four bands. Thongs (hanao) of hemp covered in white cotton cloth, now discoloured, are attached to sole with a narrow piece of fabric-covered hemp, which passes between the toes.

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