Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of women's boots with liners
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of women's boots with liners, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, seal fur, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 46 x 14 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 18 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 9 7/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 45 x 15 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 17 11/16 x 5 7/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7099.a,b

The pair of white leather boots has a wide band of dark brown seal fur around the top. There is a narrow band of skin embroidery below in thin straight bands of bright pink, dark green, and thin scallops in light brown with triangles below. They have dark brown soles.