Height: 12" Tall
Materials: Grain Leather
Sole: Tipi Vibram
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Manitobah Mukluks is dedicated to sharing success and our platform with Indigenous artists and creators. We designed this limited edition Germaine Arnaktauyok Mukluk in collaboration with Germaine Arnaktauyok...there are only 150 pairs available!
About the Artist:
Germaine Arnaktauyok is an Inuit artist and illustrator best known for her prints and etchings depicting Inuit myths and traditional ways of life. In 1999, she designed the special edition two-dollar coin commemorating the founding of the territory of Nunavut. She lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
About the Art:
“For my design I looked at Inuit Kamiks with furs and leather from the 1940’s. Back then, they used to make Kamiks on bleached and black seal skin. To turn seal skin white, you remove the fur then hang it outside in the wintertime and it gets bleached. Then they would sew black sealskin appliques over top. They were almost in the shape of a stylized flower. It’s a very stark design. There’s so much white that I wanted to modify it and break it up with bold black lines. I wanted to stay close to Inuit design. I tried to go back and keep it traditional as much as I could.” - Germaine Arnaktauyok
Care instructions: Our artist collaborations are printed on painted, delicate, white leather. They are not waterproof and should not be worn in muddy slush. Please spray them carefully with high-quality, new, silicon-based spray. Wear and tear can be covered with white shoe polish.