From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9480.2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Glass | Hair (uncertain)

One of a pair of boots made from animal hide. The tall upper is made from a single piece of tanned hide sewn up the back. The seam is ornamented with a single line of white beads over roughly 4/5 of its length. The front of the boot is adorned with a vertical, beaded strip that reaches from the top of the boot to the ankle. The design along the strip is of diamonds contained within a rectangular border in multicolored beads. The beaded strip forms an open triangle where it meets a second beaded strip that is sewn around the ankle. The strip around the ankle is of three horizontal bands of small rectangles in multicolored beads. The sole is sewn on separately.

Length 61 cm
Width 26 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number 15 - Other Number

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