Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of boots
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of boots, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 34 x 10 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 13 3/8 x 3 15/16 x 12 3/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 33 x 10.5 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 13 x 4 1/8 x 11 13/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7450.a,b

The pair of sealskin boots do not have liners. One of the boots (part b) is turned inside out to show the interior of the boot. The boots are dark brown on the exterior and light brown on the interior. The boots have a short shaft and are slightly puckered around the toe. There are also small loops in the side where there may have been ties threaded through. There is a small sealskin patch on the shaft of part b.