For your consideration is this antique pair of Eskimo Inuit Native American Indian child's Mukluks, also known as kamiks and Eskimo boots dating to the turn of the century. Mukluks are a soft, supple knee-high boots traditionally made of sealskin, caribou or reindeer skin and originally worn by the Native people of the Arctic including the Inuit, Aleut and Yupik tribes. The name Mukluk is derived from the Yupik word 'maklak', meaning "bearded seal", in reference to the bearded seal skin used to make the soles of the boots. These mukluks would have adorned the feet of a child's doll. The mukluks are in good condition, given their apparent age. They show quality hand-made construction and are sewn together with yellow, red and dark gray thread. The leather is no longer supple but brittle with age. They measure 5.5" tall x 3.5", heel to toe.
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