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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
  • seal skin leather, seal fur, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 29 x 10 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 11 7/16 x 3 15/16 x 12 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 28 x 11 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 11 x 4 5/16 x 11 13/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7080.a,b

The pair of dark brown leather boots has a white leather band at the top and down the front of the boot. The top band is decorated with a technique called skin embroidery. There are thin bands of red, brown, and green in straight lines, wavy lines, and accented with small dots.