Boots Item Number: Cc1 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Pair of goatskin riding boots with uppers made of three pieces of reddish-brown leather. The soles consist of three or more layers of rawhide and leather sewn together as one unit, with the front and back of the uppers attached separately and the bottom of the soles still have fur on them. The seam at the back of both is reinforced by leather piping and the dark brown top edge of the upper is folded over and glued down. A pull strap is sewn into top of back leg seam. The top edge and outer sides are decorated by direct dying in black a complex circle and square motif.

History Of Use

Boots worn for riding. The decoration and height of the upper suggests they came from the Sahara region.

Cultural Context

Worn on the feet.