Sand socks, red and green in colour, orange inside. Looped with a needle. Reinforced sole and heel. Braided (to tie sock on foot). These are worn by bedu in the sands for protection. [RJ 17/2/2003]
Place details: ASIA. Oman / Ash Sharqiyah Al Mintirib. Local Name: Zarbool Materials: Synthetic Yarn / ?. Processes: Looped / Braided / ?. Colour: Red Green Orange Dimensions: L [foot] = 230 mm H = 120 mm W [at toes] = 100 mm Maker: Bedu women Field Collector: Gigi Crocker Jones When Collected: 12 Febraury 1986 Other Owners: Roddy Jones, Gigi Crocker Jones (previously called Myrtle Jones) (her Arabic name was Latifa) PRM Source: Gigi Crocker Jones Acquired: Donated 2003 Other Numbers: Field collector's catalogue number: Textile 212 Related Collections: 2003.74 Manuscript collections [collection of notes, personal papers, reports, questionaires etc] 2004.51 Photograph collections
KEYWORD: Sock / CLASS: Clothing Footgear / ?.