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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, velvet, yarn
  • Object Height/Width: 40.5 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 15/16 x 14 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1670

The flat bag, possibly made of seal gut, has decorative tufts of pink and light green yarn at the seams. The opening of the bag is edged in green velvet.