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Ox Footwear

unknownRepublic of Korea/Since the Liberation of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Soshin, or ox shoes, are straw shoes worn by an ox in order to protect its hooves when carrying a heavy load or pulling a carriage on hardened road for a prolonged period. Four shoes make one set. It covers the hoof of the ox and was fixed on each ankle using the attached string. Taller ones were worn on the front feet, while shorter ones were worn on the hind legs. Ox shoes are also called ox straw shoes, soeshin, or ubi, meaning straw shoes for oxen.

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  • Title: Ox Footwear
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Since the Liberation of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 12 Breadth 9
  • Type: Industry/Livelihood/Stockbreeding/Sheep, Cattle, and Horse Raising/Ox Footwear
  • Medium: Grass/Rice straw

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