Sand socks, dark brown in colour. Looped with a needle. Braided (to tie sock on foot). These are worn by bedu in the sands for protection. [RJ 16/2/2003]
Place details: ASIA. Oman. Ash Sharqiyah Ramlat al Wahibah Da'sal. Cultural Group: Wahiba Local Name: Zarbool Materials: Sheep Hair (Wool) Animal / ?. Processes: Looped / Braided / ?. Colour: Dark brown Dimensions: L = 270 mm (foot) H = 110 mm W = 90 mm (at toes) When Collected: 17/18 Febraury 1985 Acquired: Donated 2003 Other Numbers: Field collector's catalogue number: Textile 208a Related Collections: 2003.74 Manuscript collections [collection of notes, personal papers, reports, questionaires etc] 2004.51 Photograph collections
KEYWORD: Sock / CLASS: Clothing Footgear / ?.