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Shoes

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Accession no.: N: 884a-b
Title: Shoes
Description: Shoes, one pair, man's. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island), Nunavut, Canada, 1939-1940. Worn with boots, 883 a-b
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Cultural subgroup Tununirmiut
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk > Mittimatalik
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Baffin Island > Pond Inlet
Gender male
Getty AAT Shoes
Field collection:
Person baird
Place Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) > Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Date 1939
Number of items: 2
Full description:

a: One pair, man's. Sole is made from a single piece of polar bear skin with the cream fur to the exterior. Foot section is made from three pieces of caribou skin with the fur to the interior. A single piece, crimped at the toe and heel, outlines the foot; one piece forms the upper foot; a third piece is added around the heel. Strip of caribou skin, with the fur to the interior and exterior, is added around the ankles to form a casing. Tie of twisted sinew is threaded though two holes in casing at heel and through caribou skin loops on each side of foot. Structural sewing is with sinew.

b: One pair, man's. Sole is made from a single piece of polar bear skin with the cream fur to the exterior. Foot section is made from three pieces of caribou skin with the fur to the interior. A single piece, crimped at the toe and heel, outlines the foot; one piece forms the upper foot; a third piece is added around the heel. Strip of caribou skin, with the fur to the interior and exterior, is added around the ankles to form a casing. Tie of twisted sinew is threaded though two holes in casing at heel and through caribou skin loops on each side of foot. Structural sewing is with sinew.

Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 165mm, height: 85mm, length: 315mm
  • b: Width: 163mm, height: 92mm, length: 300mm
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