Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of sioragdlit (women's boots with liners)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of sioragdlit (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 15 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 24 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 64 x 15 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 25 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7125.a,b

The pair of pink sealskin leather boots has a brown leather sole. There is a white leather band at the top of the boots and a "Y" shaped decoration down the front. There is a narrow white band between the sole and the top of the boot on the front portion. The middle strip of the "Y" decoration has small dashes and dots in green, dark blue, and white.

They have mottled brown fur liners.

These are intended for everyday wear.