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Pair of Sandals  4th–7th century Geography: Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Palm leaf with the inner sole made of strips, the lower sole in basket weave, and the straps plaited Dimensions: Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 5 3/8in. (4.2 x 5.3 x 13.6cm) a: 1 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 5 3/8in. (4.2 x 5.3 x 13.6cm) b: 1 9/16 x 2 1/16 x 5 3/16in. (4 x 5.3 x 13.2cm) Classification: Miscellaneous Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1931

Pair of Sandals Date: century Geography: Made in, Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Palm leaf with the inner sole made of strips, the lower sole in basket weave, and the straps plaited MET MUSEUM

China Sons Woven Wicker Shoes

China Sons Woven Wicker Shoes

Russian lapti with wooden patens

Russian lapti with wooden patens

Korean-Folk-Art-Vintage-Straw-Shoes-JipShin-for-Ordinary-People

Korean Folk Art Vintage Straw Shoes JipShin for Ordinary People

Korean-Folk-Art-Vintage-Straw-Shoes-JipShin-for-Ordinary-People

Otzi's shoes, the second oldest surviving pair in the world, are made from three different leathers, a net of linden tree twine, and insulated with hay.

In 2004 Czech researcher Dr. Petr Hlavacek from Tomas Bata University, made a number of replicas to determine how well the shoes functioned. After a 12 mile distance to the glacier where Otzi was found., Hlavacek said that the grass worked very wel

Pair of Unaliqmiut Inuit twine-woven grass overshoes.

grass twined overshoe made by Central Yup'ik weaver

Shoe, Hallstatt salt mine, Hallstatt culture, VII-V BC

Shoe, Hallstatt salt mine, Hallstatt culture, VII-V centuries, BCE

kenttäpullo, 1800-luvun puoliväli, Turun museokeskus

kenttäpullo, 1800-luvun puoliväli, Turun museokeskus

2893 / CHINA /   STRAW SHOES.  ALL BRAIDED STRAW.  EARLY 20ST CENTURY

Rush shoes - plaited and twined

Russia | Traditional vintage bast shoes from the countryside | 19th century

Russia | Traditional vintage bast shoes from the countryside | 19th century

One of a pair of sandals | Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–19 1550–1186 B.C. | Plaited reed sole, with a finely woven edge; twisted thongs. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | More: http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/clothing.htm#footwear

Sandals, BC Egypt, MFA Boston These are teeny tiny. They must have been for a child or a very small woman.

http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/MI07906a11a.jpg Look!  They even had hippies in the 16th Century!!!!!  Rope shoes made of rope!   /silliness

Sandals of Stephen III, These are most likely alpargatas (espadrilles) made of esparto grass rope.

C'est la belle vie

These shoes are called "Giraffe WALKS" and are breathable, fashionable and eco-friendly.

Egyptian Plaited Palm Leaf Sandals. New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XX, circa 1550-1069 BCE. Christie’s Antiquities Sale 8776, lot 46.

Plaited palm leaf sandals, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XX, BCE. Each sandal with ornamental edging and toe straps. Now I know where flip flops came from.

Hollow-core grass and straw stalks provide excellent insulating properties and as materials are used commonly for outdoor winter footwear or as inner liners.  This pair of grass socks with blue thread embroidery were worn in the early part of the 20th century in the Aleutian islands.  Grass socks were commonly worn by Alaskan Aleuts  inside their boots to protect their feet from moisture.

A Step Into the Bata Shoe Museum: Creating Footwear From Unusual Materials

Fragment Date: 6th–7th century Geography: Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Wool, linen; tapestry weave Dimensions: 10 15/16 in. high 3 1/8 in. wide (27.8 cm high 8 cm wide) Classification: Textiles

Fragment Date: century Geography: Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Wool, linen; tapestry weave Dimensions: 10 in. high 3 in.

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