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Waterproof boots

ivrucik “pair of waterproof skin boots”
Язык: Central Yup'ik

Also called:
irvucik “waterproof skin boots”
Язык: Central Yup'ik

Qessaitqapiareluteng atam! (Look, they were not lazy!)

—Joan Hamilton, 2002

Yup’ik Elders admired this pair of Iñupiaq boots, which are similar to ones they remember from childhood. Oiled boots with waterproof stitching were needed for walking on the wet tundra in spring, summer, and fall. The maker of this pair used her teeth to soften the bearded sealskin soles and to shape the pleated toes and heels.

Культура: Yup’ik
Регион: Southwest Alaska
Категрия предмета: Clothing
Тип предмета: Boots, waterproof
Дата поступления: 1888
Источник: Mildred McLean Hazen (donor)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E129822