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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Boots, before 1839
  • Seal skin, leather, fiber
  • Labrador, Arctic, Canada
  • H: 18 in, W: 4 in, D: 13 1/2 in (H: 45.7 cm, W: 10.2 cm, D: 34.3 cm)
  • Gift of R.T. Savory, 1839
  • E3987

SPECIAL COLLECTION

East India Marine Society Collection

DESCRIPTION

These boots have a drawstring at the instep and inside the top band. The boots are light gray in color at the sole and in a horizontal band around the top opening. Leg to knee, the main body of the boots are a brownish leather. There is no decorative embellishment.