Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of kamisaq (boots with liners)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of kamisaq (boots with liners), late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, seal fur, plant fiber, appliqué
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 24 x 6 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 9 7/16 x 2 3/8 x 7 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 19 x 9 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 7 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7077.a,b

The pair of dark brown sealskin leather boots has leather soles. There is a thick white strip around the top of the boot and down the front of the shaft. They have a lighter brown fur boot liner with fur toward the inside. There is a layer of plant fiber between the boot and liner for insulation.

These were intented to be worn for festive occasions.