Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of women's sandals
  • unknown Zapotec maker
  • pair of women's sandals, 1989
  • Where object was made: Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • leather, rubber, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each 8 x 11 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4867.a,b

The pair of sandals has leather uppers and footbeds and rubber soles. The uppers have two crossed straps in the front with a silver colored rivet in the center of the "X." The heel strap with the buckle at the side is also riveted to the end of the straps from the front. The topstitching on the top front strap is a row of pointed ovals. All the straps have topstitching along the edges. They have dark brown straps, a light brown footbed, black rubber soles, and an additional layer of rubber at the heel.