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quyillegtak “pair of men’s knee-high skin boots”
Язык: юпик о. Св. Лаврентия

Also called:
kaamget “boots”
Язык: юпик о. Св. Лаврентия

We call it segeni (stitched design using reindeer hair). This kind of trimming is segeni. Originally, this came from Siberia… Reindeer people often make those.

—Estelle Oozevaseuk, 2001

These winter sealskin boots for a man are embroidered with geometric designs stitched in reindeer hair, a style associated with the reindeer-herding Chukchi people of northeastern Siberia and their coastal Yupik neighbors. Some women on St. Lawrence Island also know the technique. The legs of the boots are spotted seal fur and the hard, pleated soles were cut from the hide of a bearded seal, then pleated and sewn.

Культура: юпик о. Св. Лаврентия
Регион: Остров Св. Лаврентия, Аляска
Категрия предмета: Clothing
Размеры: Length 46cm
Дата поступления: 1923
Источник: Farrar Burn (collector)
Музей: Национальный музей американских индейцев
Идентификационный номер музея: 116764.000