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Pair of boots made of sealskin and the throat of a sea mammal (possibly walrus). The feet are made of dark brown dehaired skin. The front and sides of the uppers are made of yellow-brown dehaired skin and the back is made of the yellow-grey thin throat of a sea mammal (walrus?). The uppers are relatively wide compared to the narrow fitted feet and are pleated at the bottom were they are sewn onto the foot section.

History Of Use

While mass-produced clothing from the south is now commonly worn, the making of skin clothing is being revived in the Arctic.

Specific Techniques

The pieces are sewn together with an overcast stitch and a running stitch.

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