Object photography

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Object description

  • Athapaskan artist
  • Pair of toy boots, before 1919
  • Leather, cotton, animal
  • Alaska, United States
  • L: 4 5/8 in, W: 1 3/8 in, D: 1 1/4 in (L: 11.7 cm, W: 3.5 cm, D: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Arthur W. Whitcher, 1918
  • E17786


This is a pair of toy doll boots. The boots are either knee or thigh length and are made from different types of leather pieces. The boots are stitched together along the sole and at the upper calf area, where a lighter color leather has been used. Two strips of darker leather create horizontal bands at the top opening, which is edged with red and blue patterned cotton cloth.