Monday, February 20, 2012

The object of the day: Japanese pattens

Wooden Japanese pattens

Pattens were worn to raise the walker above muddy or wet ground. They are worn with Japanese socks, or tabi, which have with one socket for the big toe. The socks are white for women and black and sometimes white for men. Japanese footwear has been designed so that it is easy to slip off, necessary in the country where footwear is removed before entering a house.

Presented by the Birmingham University Medical School.

Height:212 mm
Width:82 mm
Depth:100 mm

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