Tabi sock of dark-blue color.

Tabi sock of dark-blue color
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-14a
Image ID: 3858474
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-14a
Title:
Tabi sock of dark-blue color
Dating:
early 19th c.
Location:
Japan
Materials:
cotton, indigo pigment
Technics:
sewing
Dimensions, cm:
27.0 x 11.0 x 13.0
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
The tabi are traditional Japanese socks used at home (without footgear) as well as with waraji or geta sandals. These pair of men’s tabi was aimed for the outdoor use and has thick bottom of several layers of the quilted sashiko cotton fabric.