Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of kamisaq (boy's boots with liners)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of kamisaq (boy's boots with liners), late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, seal fur, appliqué
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each) 25 x 9 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each) 9 13/16 x 3 9/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7106.a,b

The pair of small dark brown leather boots has a thin line of white leather near the top, down the front, and around the toe. They have dark brown leather soles and mottled brown fur lining.

These boots were intended to be worn on festive occasions.