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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Shoe; sock

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Accession no.: N: 194a-d
Title: Shoe; sock
Description: Shoes and socks, one pair, woman's. Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), 1927-1929.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut; Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaat
Former place name Greenland
Gender female
Getty AAT Socks
Field collection:
Person hutchison
Place Kalaallit Nunaat > Greenland
Date 1927
Number of items: 4
Full description:

a: One pair, woman's. Shoes (a,b) are each made from dehaired seal skin in basically three piece construction. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole; two pieces dyed dark brown seal skin form the upper foot seamed together along each side. Toe section is decorated with a circular radiating sun-motif appliqued in cream dehaired seal skin. Circular light brown dehaired seal skin centre is overlaid with X-motif in seal skin dyed red. Socks or liners (c.d) are inserted inside the shoes. Each is made from seal skin with the cream hair to the interior. An additional piece of same forms a band around the ankles. Structural sewing and applique are with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

b: One pair, woman's. Shoes (a,b) are each made from dehaired seal skin in basically three piece construction. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole; two pieces dyed dark brown seal skin form the upper foot seamed together along each side. Toe section is decorated with a circular radiating sun-motif appliqued in cream dehaired seal skin. Circular light brown dehaired seal skin centre is overlaid with X-motif in seal skin dyed red. Socks or liners (c.d) are inserted inside the shoes. Each is made from seal skin with the cream hair to the interior. An additional piece of same forms a band around the ankles. Structural sewing and applique are with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

c: One pair, woman's. Shoes (a,b) are each made from dehaired seal skin in basically three piece construction. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole; two pieces dyed dark brown seal skin form the upper foot seamed together along each side. Toe section is decorated with a circular radiating sun-motif appliqued in cream dehaired seal skin. Circular light brown dehaired seal skin centre is overlaid with X-motif in seal skin dyed red. Socks or liners (c.d) are inserted inside the shoes. Each is made from seal skin with the cream hair to the interior. An additional piece of same forms a band around the ankles. Structural sewing and applique are with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

d: One pair, woman's. Shoes (a,b) are each made from dehaired seal skin in basically three piece construction. A single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin forms the sole; two pieces dyed dark brown seal skin form the upper foot seamed together along each side. Toe section is decorated with a circular radiating sun-motif appliqued in cream dehaired seal skin. Circular light brown dehaired seal skin centre is overlaid with X-motif in seal skin dyed red. Socks or liners (c.d) are inserted inside the shoes. Each is made from seal skin with the cream hair to the interior. An additional piece of same forms a band around the ankles. Structural sewing and applique are with sinew and white thread. Evidence of wear on soles.

Related record(s):
  • Correspondence in SPRI Archives
Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 75mm, height: 47mm (at heel), length: 254mm (sole)
  • b: Width: 75mm, height: 50mm (at heel), length: 251mm (sole)
  • c: Height: 70mm (at heel)
  • d: Height: 62mm (at heel)