Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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eider duck blanket
  • Greenland Inuit peoples
  • eider duck blanket, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • eider duck skin, feathers
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7122

The blanket is made from eider duck skins sewn together. It is rectangular, most of which is a patchwork of white feathered skins from the back or breast of the male eider duck. The border along the edge is dark brown feathered skins. The edges are light brown downy feathers.

The back is made from brown and white mottled downy feathers.