Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Native Alaskan maker
  • boot, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States
  • salmon skin, cloth, sealskin? string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 x 24 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 9 7/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5805

Knee high boot with a fish skin upper and shaft and sealskin sole. The light brown sole is gathered at the seam. The fishskin is light brown and grey in a natural stripe. The top of the shaft has a band of unbleached cloth with a band of red cloth with dark blue squiggles and circles adn a dark blue band with white flower at the top band is blue and white vertical stripes. Drawstring in striped band.