Mukluk

Pair of adult mukluks with bangs at the top of the calf. The insulating duffle lining inside is decorated on the top edge with red and green thread embroidery.

  • Accession Number 2022.18.67.1-4
  • Period 20th century
  • Materials fiber, embroidery thread, fiber, wool, skin, moose
  • Measurements 45 x 16 x 30 cm
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Historical context

In the past, sub-Arctic nations wore moccasins in winter, with upturned flaps fastened with thin leather straps wrapped around the ankle. The leg was covered with a mitasse held below the knee by a garter. The high moccasin, as seen here, is an adaptation influenced by the European boot and the Inuit kamiit, created by assembling the mitasse and the moccasin. The front lacing is another, much later adaptation. The addition of bangs preven...

  • Accession Number 2022.18.67.1-4
  • Period 20th century
  • Materials fiber, embroidery thread, fiber, wool, skin, moose
  • Measurements 45 x 16 x 30 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2022.018.067.1-4
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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