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eider duck blanket
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • eider duck blanket, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • eider duck skin
  • Object Length/Width: 195.5 x 142.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 76 15/16 x 56 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0574
Label Text

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

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