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, seal fur
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 53 x 15.5 x 43 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 20 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 16 15/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 54 x 14.5 x 39.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 21 1/4 x 5 11/16 x 15 9/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7452.a,b

The pair of seal fur and sealskin boots have a tall shaft. The sole is made from dark brown sealskin that is puckered at the toe and heel. The shaft is made from seal fur that is tan and brown. At the top of the boot is a thin strip of dark brown sealskin at the edge of the opening. The top edge of the boot slopes upward at the front where the knee would be.