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heja kafra (pair of sandals)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • heja kafra (pair of sandals), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • rubber, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each 9 x 11 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 11 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3252.a,b

The pair of sandals is made from repurposed tires. They have flat soles. A strip down the top of the foot is crossed with two straps forming an "X" and there is a third strap closer to the ankle. There is a semi-circular heel piece. The straps are nailed to a rubber sole.

They were intended to be worn by men or boys.