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A PAIR OF ALASKAN INUIT CHILD'S BOOTS, A BAG AND A DOLL
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A PAIR OF ALASKAN INUIT CHILD'S BOOTS, A BAG AND A DOLL

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A PAIR OF ALASKAN INUIT CHILD'S BOOTS, A BAG AND A DOLL
The hide soles and uppers attached to the sea lion throat sleeve, the latter with inset ornament at the seam; the bag with patchwork design in fur of various shades of brown and red cloth; the doll with hide parka and pants
16.5cm. to 23cm. long (4)
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Lot Essay

Cf. Chaussonet, V., Crossroads Alaska, Native Cultures of Alaska and Siberia, Washington D.C., 1995, p.66, fig.62, for a similar boot from Unalaska dated by the author to 1910-1912 and now in the University of Alaska Museum
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