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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 1071a-b
Title: Boot
Description: Boots (black bottom), one pair, man's. Labrador Inuit (modified). Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada, before 1945.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Labrador Inuit
Former cultural affiliation Labrador Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Newfoundland > Labrador
Gender male
Getty AAT Boots
Number of items: 2
Full description:

One pair, knee-length, for man. Each is made from three pieces of dark brown dehaired seal skin. A single piece forms the sole which is turned over the sides of the foot and crimped around the toe and heel. A second piece of same forms the U-shaped upper foot. A rectangular piece forms the leg section which is seamed vertically down the centre front. European-style leather sole and heel have been added. A layer of cork is inserted between the seal skin sole and the leather sole. Dark blue fabric is sewn to the straight upper edge to form a casing. Tie of cream fabric is threaded through casing emerging through two holes on outer foot. Holes are reinforced with black cotton thread in buttonhole stitch.

  • Width: 120mm (sole), height: 401mm, length: 305mm (sole)