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In Other Shoes – Mexican Sandals

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“Mexican sandals. Given to me on February 22nd 1958 by professor F. Bonet, Mexico D.F. The Spanish-Mexican name for sandals is “huaranches”. The soles are made of leather and the rest are straps, braided in a particular way. On the left sandal there is an error in the braiding. These are the common type of sandals “used by the majority of indigenous people in Mexico” according to a letter from Anita Hoffmann from April 10th 1958. They were bought in Mexico City.” – Søren L. Tuxen

Can you spot the error in the braiding?

// Emma Louise Pedersen


Photo: © 2007 Photo/Media Department of Moesgaard Museum.

Byline portrait: © 2015 Line Beck,

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  1. Hello, great photo. Please note that the correct name is “Huaraches”. For more information about this traditional Mexican footwear please visit Huarache Blog website and on Instagram and tumblr.


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