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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • rug, mid-late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • fur, seal fur, sealskin
  • Object Length/Width: 98 x 67.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 9/16 x 26 9/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1281

This rectangular rug is made of two kinds of fur. The middle field is dark brown fur. The outer band is light diamonds of seal fur, with darker triangles of seal fur. The perimeter is a thin band of the light seal fur, and sealskin binding.