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Boots

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

Qaraliinateng tan’gaurluullraat. (The young boy’s boots have no decorations.)

—John Phillip, Sr., 2002

Adults and children wore short sealskin boots indoors throughout the year and outdoors during summer. The hair could be left on or scraped off. Bleached seal gullets were used to make white boot trimmings, like the cuffs on this pair. Women cleaned and hung the seal throats outside during February and March so that they would turn white in the cold. Maklak – bearded seal – was used for the soles. This pair of boy’s boots is plain, without tassels or other decorations.

Культура: Yup’ik
Регион: Nunivak Island, Alaska
Категрия предмета: Clothing
Размеры: Length 16cm
Дата поступления: 1927
Источник: Henry B. Collins, Jr. & Dr. Thomas Dale Stewart
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E340328