Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of slippers
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pair of slippers, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • seal skin leather, seal fur, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each) 7 x 12 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each) 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 11 13/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7079.a,b

The light brown leather slippers are lined with mottled brown fur. There is a dark brown and pink vertical stripe on either side of each slipper. The front is decorated with a cross of small red and green diamonds.