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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: Y: 2000/1/3/3a-b
Title: Boot
Description: Boots, one pair. Inupiat (Alaskan Eskimo) or Saint Lawrence Island Yupik. Alaska, United States of America, before April 2000.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Inupiat
Former cultural affiliation Alaskan Eskimo
Current place name United States of America > Alaska
Getty AAT Boots
Field collection:
Place United States of America > Alaska
Date 4/2000
Number of items: 2
Full description:

One pair. Sole is made from a single piece of dehaired seal skin turned over the sides of the foot and crimped around the toe and heel. Upper is made from dehaired cream (bleached) seal skin decorated on toe section in sylized floral and leaf motif in orange, pink, purple, blue, grey, cream, black, light brown and white embroidery thread applied in satin and outline stitches. Strip of dehaired seal skin dyed red

Related record(s):
  • 2000/1
  • Width: 90mm (sole), height: 240mm, length: 267mm (sole)