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Object Number:96-21-1A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemalan Highlands
Culture Area: Central America
Mam Area
Date Made: 1970s
Early Date: 1970
Late Date: 1979
Section:American
Materials:Leather
Nails
Rubber
Steel
Technique:Nailed
Glued
Stapled
Credit Line:Gift of Ruben E. Reina, 1996

Description

Mens traditional sandle made from tire rubber and leather. .6 cm. thick tire sole with 1 cm. rubber projectiles. 1.5 cm. thick tire heel stapled to sole (no projectiles on heel). Stiff solid leather back n ailed to base. Open front with triangular leather piece and leather lace thong between big toe. three slits and 5 grommets in trangu lar piece where leather lace is woven through to secure sandle to foot. Lace is secured to tire sole by two penetrations through sole. Exterior of leather sandal back is black; the interior is reddish brown.


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