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
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
kamiit
Simple Name
boot
Full Name
boot
Dimensions
sole length 273 mm; sole W 91 mm
Cultural Group
Inuit
Production County
Alaska
Production Country
Arctic
Production Area Region
N
Production Continent
America
Family Group

Material
skin; sinew or gut
Function Name
foot wear
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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