Oreja Burro Shoe

  • Hand cut Leather
  • Hand sewn construction
  • No shoe last required
  • Exhibited in Before, During, After
  • 27 March – 2 June 2013
  • The Harley Gallery

Oreja Burro needs limited craft ability, knowledge or resources. The ‘one piece’ goatskin shoe uses a simple template to provide the pattern for the leather cutting, sewing and shoe making whilst not requiring the use of a traditional ‘shoe last’.

The design is a hybrid of the traditional moccasin shoe pattern and ‘closed’ shoe which affords the wearer greater comfort, protection and support within a simple craft making system. The project has been developed ‘in the background’ of other sustainable design initiatives in Zimbabwe.