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seal gut bag
  • Unangan (Aleut) peoples
  • seal gut bag, mid-late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Aleutian Islands, District of Alaska (present-day Alaska), United States
  • seal intestine?, wool, cotton, yarn, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 44.5 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1669

The flat bag is made of strips of intestine with decorative yarn tufts of light green, red, and blue-green at the seams between strips. The drawstring closure is a band of blue-green wool with red and white checkered cotton edging on the top and a red border on the bottom. The string is red and light green.