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eider duck blanket
  • Greenland Inuit peoples
  • eider duck blanket, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • eider duck skin
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7124
Description

The blanket is made from eider duck skins sewn together. It is rectangular, most of which is a patchwork of light brown downy feathered skins with a white edge, forming rows of scallops. The edges have white, grey, and light green feathered skins with small spots of black from the back of the head.

The back is made from more of the light brown pelts, but there is no colored decoration along the edge.