Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of unaq (women's boots)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of unaq (women's boots), late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each) 34 x 10 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each) 13 3/8 x 3 15/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7100.a,b

The white sealskin leather boots have brown leather soles. There is a band of skin embroidery near the top of the hood. There are thin straight bands in light brown with dark green detail and small light brown checkerboards and a band of light brown triangles below.

These boots were worn on special occasions and they rise to the mid-calf or knee.