Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • sandal, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • tire rubber, plant fiber, cloth
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 25 x 11.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 13/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5330

The single sandal is for a left foot. The sole made of tire rubber and the strap is made of twisted plant fiber cord. The strap is knotted on the underside of the sole at the toe and goes through the sole and loops around at two connections near the heel. The strap itself is bundled on top of the footbed.