Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sealskin shoulder bag
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • sealskin shoulder bag, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, suede?, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 56.5 x 30 cm length includes strap
    Object Length/Width: 22 1/4 x 11 3/4 in length includes strap
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2000

The oval sealskin leather bag has a small flap and long strap. The back and flap are brown sealskin leather. The perimeter of the front, and the strap are light sealskin leather. There is a brown suede-like material forming the field for the decorative panel on the front. The panel is divided with an "X" and has light colored diamonds, triangles, and squiggly lines in light sealskin leather appliqued onto the brown substrate. There are medium brown "X" shapes and diamonds in the light colored perimeter.