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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Boot; stocking

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Accession no.: N: 112a-d
Title: Boot; stocking
Description: Boots and stockings, one pair, man's. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Made by Juliana and Knud Nielsen, Illorsuit, Ubekendt Ejland, Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1938.
Artist: |Nielsen, Juliana||Nielsen, Knud|
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > Uummannap kommunea > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit
Former place name West Greenland > Uummannaq District > Ubekendt Island > Igdlorssuit
Getty AAT Stockings
Field collection:
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Uummannap kommunea (Ummannaq District) > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit (Iglorssuit)
Date 6/1938
Number of items: 4
Full description:

Boots: One pair, man's, calf-length. Boots (a,b) are 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. A second piece of same forms the upper foot and leg section seamed vertically along centre front and across instep. A 51 mm wide band of same is attached to straight upper edge. Slit in skin, forming a loop, is made at seam on each side of foot 90 mm from toe. Seal skin thong is threaded through loops, crosses the foot, is wound around the heel and threaded through two ivory buttons at centre front. Stockings (c,d) are inserted into boots. Each is made from seal skin with the fur to the interior and extend 71 mm above the top of the boot. 65 mm wide band of seal skin with the fur to the exterior is sewn to straight upper edge. Structural sewing is with sinew. Evidence of wear on soles.

Stockings: One pair, man's, calf-length. Boots (a,b) are 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. A second piece of same forms the upper foot and leg section seamed vertically along centre front and across instep. A 51 mm wide band of same is attached to straight upper edge. Slit in skin, forming a loop, is made at seam on each side of foot 90 mm from toe. Seal skin thong is threaded through loops, crosses the foot, is wound around the heel and threaded through two ivory buttons at centre front. Stockings (c,d) are inserted into boots. Each is made from seal skin with the fur to the interior and extend 71 mm above the top of the boot. 65 mm wide band of seal skin with the fur to the exterior is sewn to straight upper edge. Structural sewing is with sinew. Evidence of wear on soles.

Dimensions:
  • Boots: Width: 217mm (upper edge of boot), height: 382mm, length: 282mm (sole)
  • Stockings: Width: 230mm (upper edge of stocking), height: 445mm