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Pair of sandals - 2014.59.38.1-2_1

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Pair of sandals

Maker: Unknown manufacturer
Medium:Rubber, fabric, leather, cardboard, metal, plastic
Geography: Cape Coast, Ghana
Date: c. 2000
10 x 29 x 12.5 cm
Object number: 2014.59.38.1-2
Credit Line: Gift of Nana Kwame Edu VI Tofohen of Oguaa Traditional Area
Not on view

Slip-on thong sandals with wide sole. The strap is embellished with amulet-like ornaments and a central conic decoration. These types of sandals are usually worn by people in positions of leadership and the decoration of the straps reflects their status. These sandals were donated to the ROM by Nana Kwame Edu VI, Tufohen of the Oguaa traditional area, who inherited them when he was installed on his chieftainship stool in 2008.

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