Swahili. <em>Pair of Sandals</em>, late 19th century. Wood, A: 4 × 3 1/2 × 9 11/16 in. (10.2 × 8.9 × 24.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1054a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , X1054a-b_SL3.jpg)

Pair of Sandals


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: A: 4 × 3 1/2 × 9 11/16 in. (10.2 × 8.9 × 24.6 cm) B: 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 9 11/16 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 24.6 cm)



Accession Number: X1054a-b

Image: X1054a-b_SL3.jpg,NP recommended; casted transparency

Catalogue Description:
Pair of sandals carved of tan/brown color wood block, with a lath spindle-like toe grip (knob) of a darker chocolate brown wood that is pegged into the front section of the sandal block. A slim wedge has been driven into the peg which can be seen from the underside. Condition: both sandals are in fair and stable condition. There are several small chip losses at the edges of the sandal blocks and at several of the ridges of the spindle spool. Cracks along the woodgrain are decernible on the undersides of both sandals. Accumulations of dust in the recesses of the carved design areas.

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