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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Pair of boots, 19th century
  • Leather, seal skin
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 10 3/4 in, W: 4 in, D: 9 in (L: 27.3 cm, W: 10.2 cm, D: 22.9 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1907
  • E10981


This is a pair of seal skin boots with stiff, dark brown soles that curve part way up the side of the foot. There is a sewn in tongue that goes up the ankle, both gray-brown; light gray extensions of other leather about twenty centimeters high, near the top band of brown with rosettes and checkerboard rims. There is a long, wide thong at each side of the heel.