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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Boot; stocking

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Accession no.: N: 187e-h
Title: Boot; stocking
Description: Boots and stockings, one pair, girl's. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunatta Tunua (East Greenland), 1931. Collected by W. E. Hampton (British Arctic Air Expedition).
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Cultural subgroup ammassalimmiut
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilaq
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik (Angmassalik)
Gender female
Getty AAT Stockings
Field collection:
Person Riley, Quintin Theodore Petroc Molesworth >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmassalik)
Date 1931
Number of items: 4
Full description:

a: One pair, girl's. Boots (a,b) are made from seal skin. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole, which is turned over the sides of the foot and crimped at the toe and heel. A patch of same is added to the sole at the toe. A U-shaped piece of seal skin with the light brown fur to the exterior forms the upper foot. Leg section is made from two pieces of same, with the fur to the exterior, seamed vertically down centre front and back. 9 mm wide strip of dark brown dehaired seal skin is sewn to straight upper edge. Dehaired seal skin thong (a) and commercially tanned thong (b) is threaded through seal skin loops on each side of foot 63 mm from toe. Stockings (c,d) are inserted into boots and extend 72 mm (a) and 82 mm (b) above top of boot. Leg section of each is made from seal skin with the fur to the interior. Foot is made from skin (unknown) with reddish fur (c) and white fur (d) to the interior . 72 mm wide cuff of seal skin with the fur to the exterior is sewn to straight upper edge of each stocking. Structural sewing is with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

b: One pair, girl's. Boots (a,b) are made from seal skin. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole, which is turned over the sides of the foot and crimped at the toe and heel. A patch of same is added to the sole at the toe. A U-shaped piece of seal skin with the light brown fur to the exterior forms the upper foot. Leg section is made from two pieces of same, with the fur to the exterior, seamed vertically down centre front and back. 9 mm wide strip of dark brown dehaired seal skin is sewn to straight upper edge. Dehaired seal skin thong (a) and commercially tanned thong (b) is threaded through seal skin loops on each side of foot 63 mm from toe. Stockings (c,d) are inserted into boots and extend 72 mm (a) and 82 mm (b) above top of boot. Leg section of each is made from seal skin with the fur to the interior. Foot is made from skin (unknown) with reddish fur (c) and white fur (d) to the interior . 72 mm wide cuff of seal skin with the fur to the exterior is sewn to straight upper edge of each stocking. Structural sewing is with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

c: One pair, girl's. Boots (a,b) are made from seal skin. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole, which is turned over the sides of the foot and crimped at the toe and heel. A patch of same is added to the sole at the toe. A U-shaped piece of seal skin with the light brown fur to the exterior forms the upper foot. Leg section is made from two pieces of same, with the fur to the exterior, seamed vertically down centre front and back. 9 mm wide strip of dark brown dehaired seal skin is sewn to straight upper edge. Dehaired seal skin thong (a) and commercially tanned thong (b) is threaded through seal skin loops on each side of foot 63 mm from toe. Stockings (c,d) are inserted into boots and extend 72 mm (a) and 82 mm (b) above top of boot. Leg section of each is made from seal skin with the fur to the interior. Foot is made from skin (unknown) with reddish fur (c) and white fur (d) to the interior . 72 mm wide cuff of seal skin with the fur to the exterior is sewn to straight upper edge of each stocking. Structural sewing is with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

d: One pair, girl's. Boots (a,b) are made from seal skin. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole, which is turned over the sides of the foot and crimped at the toe and heel. A patch of same is added to the sole at the toe. A U-shaped piece of seal skin with the light brown fur to the exterior forms the upper foot. Leg section is made from two pieces of same, with the fur to the exterior, seamed vertically down centre front and back. 9 mm wide strip of dark brown dehaired seal skin is sewn to straight upper edge. Dehaired seal skin thong (a) and commercially tanned thong (b) is threaded through seal skin loops on each side of foot 63 mm from toe. Stockings (c,d) are inserted into boots and extend 72 mm (a) and 82 mm (b) above top of boot. Leg section of each is made from seal skin with the fur to the interior. Foot is made from skin (unknown) with reddish fur (c) and white fur (d) to the interior . 72 mm wide cuff of seal skin with the fur to the exterior is sewn to straight upper edge of each stocking. Structural sewing is with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 176mm (upper edge), height: 260mm (back, distorted), length: 235mm (sole)
  • b: Width: 180mm (upper edge), height: 260mm (back, distorted), length: 230mm (sole)
  • c: Width: 205mm (upper edge), height: 332mm (back, distorted)
  • d: Width: 190mm (upper edge), height: 344mm (back, distorted)