Kamiit

Description
Living far to the west of the Pacific Rim, the peoples of Greenland on the North Atlantic seaboard share distinctive styles of clothing and footwear with west Alaskan Inuit peoples.
The Inuit had two outfits of caribou skin, each winter outfit had two layers. The hair side faced inwards in one layer and this was worn next to the body. Due to the movement of the body caribou clothing usually wore out in the course of the year and need replacing. That’s a whole outfit per individual that needed replacing and because it was the women of the family who made the clothing they were continually engaged in clothing manufacture and care. Collected before 1877.
Accession Loan No.
206/1996/2/2
Simple Name
boot
Full Name
boot
Common Name
kamiit
Production Country
United States of America
Material
skin; sinew or gut
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Collection Contintent
America
Collection Area Region
N
Production County
Alaska
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Cultural Group
Inuit
Family Group

Function Name
foot wear
Dimensions
sole length 270 mm; sole W 89 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:06
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:08

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