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Pair of geta (shoes)

Pair of geta (shoes)

  • Museum number:

    FE.11:1,2-2015

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition []

Physical description

Pair of Japanese geta (clogs) with toe cover, the sole of tatami (woven rice straw), the sides decorated with cranes and pine trees in gold on a red lacquer ground, toe cover trimmed with fur, about 1920

Object history note

On display in the V&A exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain between 13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016.

Descriptive line

Pair of Japanese geta (shoes) with toe cover, the sole of tatami (woven rice straw), the sides decorated with cranes and pine trees in gold on a red lacquer ground, toe cover trimmed with fur, about 1920

Labels and date

Label for the exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain (2015/2016)

Cover for Winter
Traditionally, Japanese men and women wore thonged wooden clogs, or geta. For the wealthy, these shoes were richly decorated. These geta have fur-trimmed toe covers and would have been worn by an affluent woman on colder days. They feature gold decoration of cranes and pine trees on red lacquer.

Two-teethed geta
About 1920
Japan
Lacquered wood, silk, rabbit fur, grass and metal
V&A: FE.11:1, 2-2015 [2015/2016]

Categories

Clothing; Fashion

Collection

East Asia Collection

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