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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Boot; stocking

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Accession no.: N: 122a-d
Title: Boot; stocking
Description: Boots and stockings, one pair, man's. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1938.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa
Former place name West Greenland
Gender male
Getty AAT Stockings
Field collection:
Person carmichael
Organisation cwge
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > West Greenland
Date 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 and heel. A second piece of same forms the upper foot and leg section seamed vertically along centre front and across instep. A 48 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 95 mm from toe. Hole on back of leg on boot (a) is patched with dehaired sealskin on the interior sewn with sinew in running stitch. Stocking (c) is inserted into boot (a) with fur to the interior and extends 53 mm above top of the boot. Stocking (d) is separate from boot and turned so that fur is to the exterior. Sole of stocking (d) is made from several pieces of seal skin; upper foot and around ankles are made from white fur (dog?); leg section is made from a single piece of seal skin seamed vertically down centre front; 53 mm wide band of cream seal skin is sewn to interior of straight upper edge. Structural sewing is with sinew and brown thread.

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 and heel. A second piece of same forms the upper foot and leg section seamed vertically along centre front and across instep. A 48 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 95 mm from toe. Hole on back of leg on boot (a) is patched with dehaired sealskin on the interior sewn with sinew in running stitch. Stocking (c) is inserted into boot (a) with fur to the interior and extends 53 mm above top of the boot. Stocking (d) is separate from boot and turned so that fur is to the exterior. Sole of stocking (d) is made from several pieces of seal skin; upper foot and around ankles are made from white fur (dog?); leg section is made from a single piece of seal skin seamed vertically down centre front; 53 mm wide band of cream seal skin is sewn to interior of straight upper edge. Structural sewing is with sinew and brown thread.

Dimensions:
  • Boots: Width: 215mm (upper edge boot), height: 415mm, length: 272mm (boot sole)
  • Stockings: Width: 224mm (upper edge stocking d), height: 495mm (stocking d), length: 290mm (sole stocking d)
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