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seal gut parka
  • unknown Native Alaskan maker
  • seal gut parka, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Bering Sea, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska, United States)
  • seal intestine, sealskin, sinew
  • Object Length/Width: 105 x 64 cm
    Object Length/Width: 41 5/16 x 25 3/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0575
Label Text

This garment has a hood and long sleeves constructed from vertical strips of seal gut. There is a band of sealskin at the bottom intended to go around the outside of the opening of the kayak to keep water out. It is light brown.