Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Pair of boots, 19th century
  • Leather, skin
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 9 in, W: 1 1/2 in, D: 14 in (L: 22.9 cm, W: 3.8 cm, D: 35.6 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1907
  • E10983


This is a pair of leather boots with hard water proof soles that extend part way up the side of the foot. The bottom portion is made out of a single piece of leather folded up so that there are vertical striations and a dark band at the top. The boots have soft knee length uppers with many small holes throughout, most likely from old insect damage. The upper portion has vertical seams and a draw string.