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portion of an eider duck blanket
  • Greenland Inuit peoples
  • portion of an eider duck blanket, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • eider duck skin
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7118

The portion of an eider duck blanket is a rectangle, most of which is a patchwork of light brown downy feathered skins with a white edge, forming a row of scallops. One long edge of the cape and two short edges have white, grey, and light green feathered skins from the back of the head.

There is no lining on the back, so the stitched bird pelts are visible.