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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Boot

Image
Accession no.: N: 38a-b
Object name: Boot
Title: Boot
Description: Boots, one pair. Tlicho (Dogrib) type. Fort Rae, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1932-1933.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Tlicho (Alimouspigut; Ateem Uspeki; Dog Ribs; Doggside Indians; Dogrib; Dogside Nation; Doné; Thlee-
Geographic area Canada > Northwest Territories > Denendeh > Fort Rae
Getty AAT Boots (footwear)
Field collection:
Person Stephenson, Alfred
Date 1932
Place Canada > Northwest Territories > Denendeh > Fort Rae
Number of items: 2
Full description:

Pair, calf-length, round-toed type. Foot is made from two pieces of smoked tanned moose hide. A single piece forms the sole which is turned over the sides of the foot and gathered around the toes. Inverted T-shaped seam at the heel. U-shaped vamp is made from another piece of same. Skin piping is inserted in the seam between the vamp and main foot. Vamp is backed with coarsely-woven gold fabric secured with two parallel U-shaped rows of machine stitching using white cotton thread. Leg portion is made from a single piece of white canvas machine sewn vertically down centre back. Straight upper edge is turned to the interior to form a casing. Tie of twisted light blue wool yarn with dark blue and red wool yarn tassels is threaded through casing emerging through a hole at one side. Tie of smoked tanned moose hide is threaded through holes in skin around ankles emerging through holes in canvas on each side of foot. Structural sewing is by hand and machine using white cotton thread.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 205mm, height: 420mm, length: 260mm