Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • pants, 1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • seal fur, cotton, metal, sealskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 111 x 58.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 43 11/16 x 23 1/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Transfer from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0210

Pair of full-length pants made primarily from seal fur. The seal fur is a golden brown color with darker brown spots. At the top of the pants is a flap closure with four button holes at the top edge and metal buttons sewn to the pants. The edge of the flap is lined with sealskin, as well as the bottom edge of the legs, at the openings. Behind the flap on either side are deep pockets that are made of cotton cloth. At the back center of the waist are two metal buttons, which may have been for attaching suspenders. The inside of the waist is lined with a strip of cotton cloth.