Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sealskin parka
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • sealskin parka, 1890s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • sealskin, ivory
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 66 x 73 x 45 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 x 28 3/4 x 17 11/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2791

The hooded parka is made from a patchwork of sealskins. It has a drawstring around the face and a drawstring at the bottom, with an ivory bead to slide closed as a toggle. It has double rows of stitching.