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pair of women's boots with liners
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of women's boots with liners, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, seal fur, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 62 x 14 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 24 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 9 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 61 x 14 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 24 x 5 1/2 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7120.a,b

The pair of brown leather boots have mottled brown fur liners and brown leather soles. There is a white leather band at the top of the boot, in a "Y" shape down the front of the boot, and a thin white line at the top of the sole on the front portion. There is a narrow thin red line at the bottom of the white band at the top. The "Y" at the front has a white line on either side and the middle is red, yellow, green, white, and dark blue in a geometric pattern made of short dashes and dots.