Baffinland Inuit Stocking, Boot and Over Slipper

Baffinland Inuit Stocking

The baby seal worn close to the skin is thinner and softer than the skins used to make the outer layers of the boots.
On the boot, compare the shaved bearded seal skin of the sole to the furred seal skin of the upper boot.
The over slippers are made with furred seal skin.
All three layers are assembled.

The Bata Shoe Museum
1920
Seal skin
S79.634
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