Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • coat, 1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • seal fur, dog fur, sealskin, bone?, ivory?
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 124 x 79 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 48 13/16 x 31 1/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Transfer from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0209

Long, hooded coat made from seal fur. The seal fur is a light golden brown color with darker brown spots. The coat is open down the front center and closes with four toggle buttons made from bone or ivory and attached to the coat with sealskin strips. The edge of the hood and the ends of the sleeves are trimmed with dark brown dog fur. On either side of the front there are two pockets with flaps. The edges of the pocket flaps are lined with sealskin.