About this object


Purchased in July, 1978, in the Huaras Indian market. They were bought from the maker, Maria Garcia.

Cultural context

Worn by men.

Physical description

Sandals with wide black rubber straps and black rubber soles with tire treads on the bottom. Each sandal has two straps that cross over the top of the foot and a heel strap, each attached to the sole with metal nails. The sandals are tied together at the heel straps. Part a is the left sandal, and part b is the right sandal.