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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Pair of boots, 19th century
  • Seal skin, lace, leather
  • Arctic, North America
  • L: 9 3/8 in, W: 3 3/8 in, D: 22 3/4 in (L: 23.8 cm, W: 8.6 cm, D: 57.8 cm)
  • E4766.2-3

DESCRIPTION

This is a pair of knee high, fur boots with small brown hide ankle high moccasins with white line down the front. Next, there is a broad band of yellow and white leather with a scalloped bottom and embroidery in thong, followed by white cloth with wave design in red and white embroidery. Next there is a band of lace and finally a cuff of seal skin with fur. The boots are lined with the same material.