Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of fur boots
  • Greenland Inuit peoples
  • pair of fur boots, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • seal fur, sealskin, appliqué
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each) 36 x 12 x 37 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each) 14 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 14 9/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7076.a,b

The pair of boots is made from brown fur with some variation from light to dark. They have a dark brown leather sole, brown leather on the foot and at the top edge of the boot. There is a white leather strip around the ankle, at the top of the boot shaft and down the front. The white leather is decorated with "U" shapes and diamonds in a technique known as skin embroidery.