Abarka

Abarka

Abarka is a sandal from Pyrenees. It is used mainly for dance.

About Abarka

The abarka is the traditional footwear in Pyrenees. This sandal made in one piece of calf leather is tied by braided wool laces around the socks. They were supplanted by espadrilles and rubber sandals for agricultural activities, but remain used for dance. The Spanish name of the espadrille, alpargata, is a derivative Mozarab al-pra pl. al-part of abarka.

Contributions by Berkh, Bardsandwarriors, and 83.38.203.2.