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Pair of sandals (geta)

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Sandals (geta) of black laquered wood with gold bamboo design and two elevated "teeth" (ha) and patterned silk thong (hanao).

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Senior, in memory of Natalie Brown (née Dresser), to the MFA, June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Natalie Brown (née Dresser), Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Senior

Japanese, early 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 9.6 x 22.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.349a-b

Medium or Technique

Laquered wood with gold paint, silk brocade, silk plain weave, metal, and rope

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes