Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of kamik and alerseq (boots with one liner)
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of kamik and alerseq (boots with one liner), late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, seal fur
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 39 x 10 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 15 3/8 x 3 15/16 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 31 x 10 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 12 3/16 x 3 15/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7112.a,b

This is a pair of dark brown boots, one of which has a brown fur liner. The top of one boot has been cut to make patches for the soles of the boots.