Women’s footwear, part of a “converted gender” shaman’s costume
Chukot Peninsula, Far East, Primorsky Oblast, Anadyr Krai
Начало XX века.
Leather (larga seal); fur: natural: leg skin (reindeer); leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede (reindeer); threads: animal: wool; leather: natural leather: hide; herbaceous plants: plants
Women’s footwear with knee-high tops is made of brown short-piled deer leg skin, and the sole, of bearded seal skin, fur inside. The top’s upper part is decorated with fur mosaic of alternating horizontal strips of white and brown deer leg skin with vertical twin strips of red woolen threads. Small inserts of such fur mosaic are arranged on the foot’s side. Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva
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