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Kamiks - Inuit shoes/moccasins

Accession Number

1423.2017.1

Object Name

Kamiks - Inuit shoes/moccasins

Created

09/11/2017

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

09/11/2017

Brief Description

Pair of Kamiks ... Inuit shoes/moccasins made from animal skins and wool.

Materials

skin, wool,

Dimensions

35(H) x 24(L) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Colour

cream, brown

Object Production Place

Canada

Provenance

First lady ofScottish skiing, Myrtle Simpson, took herself, her husband and their children off to Resolute Bay in Canada in 1969. Leaving the children in good hands they headed for the North Pole, the story of which can be read in her book, Due North, published in 1970.
The Inuit women in Resolute looked after the children really well and made this lovely pair of ‘komiks’ for Bruce Simpson who was then aged 7. They’ve been stored in Myrtle’s loft ever since and now, nearly 40 years later we are trying to preserve them.
Komiks are usually made from sealskin or sometimes caribou and tend to be a smaller version of the Mukluks which you will find elsewhere in the collection.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Myrtle Simpson

Acquisition Date

09/11/2017

Condition

poor

Condition Check Date

09/11/2017

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

09/11/2017

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