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Grass socks

kumatxax^ “sock”
Язык: Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut dialect)

I didn’t wear them, but my dad did. This is what their winter socks used to be—what they put for their insole, inside the boots.

—Mary Bourdukofsky, 2003

Grass socks could be worn by themselves outdoors or inside the house. In cold or wet weather they served as comfortable liners for waterproof skin boots, in combination with wool or fur socks, grass padding, and moss. Yup’ik grass socks are similar in design.

Культура: Unangax (Aleut)
Регион: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Категрия предмета: Clothing
Размеры: Length 23cm
Дата поступления: 1921
Источник: Rev. Sheldon Jackson (collector), Bureau of American Ethnology (donor)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E316670