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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 9a-b
Title: Boots
Description: Boots, one pair, seal skin. Labradormiut (Labrador Inuit) type. Supplied by the Hudson's Bay Company, Canada, before 1934.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Labradormiut (Labrador Eskimo; Labrador Inuit; Siqinirmiut)
Geographic area Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Labrador > Nunatsiavut
Getty AAT Boots
Field collection:
Person Roberts, Brian Birley
Date 1934
Number of items: 2
Full description:

One pair, knee-length. Each is made from four pieces of dark brown dehaired seal skin. A single piece of partially dehaired seal skin forms the sole which is turned over the sides of the foot and crimped around the toe and heel. Sole extends 90 mm above the heel (see Oakes and Riewe 1995: Figure 2b, 199). A second piece of same forms the U-shaped upper foot. A rectangular piece forms the leg section which flares towards the upper edge and is seamed vertically down the centre front. Horizontal strip (47 mm wide) of same is attached to straight upper edge and seamed vertically at centre back. Structural sewing is with sinew.

  • Width: 256mm, height: 470mm, length: 277mm