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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Boot

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Accession no.: Y: 2018/4/10a
Title: Boot
Description: One of a pair of children's seal-skin boots decorated with a narrow horizantal red band surmounted by a band of embroidered avitat trefoils around the circumference of the calf. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Tunumiit (East Greenland Eskimo; East Greenland Inuit; Tunuamiut; Tunumiut)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq > Ammassalik
Getty AAT Boots (footwear)
Field collection:
Date 1935
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq > Ammassalik
Number of items: 1
Full description:

One of a pair of children's seal-skin boots. The upper is white with a narrow horizantal red band surmounted by a band of embroidered avitat trefoils around the circumference of the calf. The sole is made with brown, de-haired seal skin. The structural stitching is done with sinew thread, while the avitat is attached with tetile thread.

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  • Width: 118mm
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