Object photography

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Object description

  • Iñupiaq artist
  • Bag, before 1884
  • Seal skin
  • Sledge Island, Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • H: 36 1/4 in, W: 15 in (H: 92.1 cm, W: 38.1 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E1118


This is a bag for clothes which is made from a complete seal skin including the rear flippers. The bag has an opening with holes for string across the area that was the animal's chest.