Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Parka, before 1926
  • Seal gut, leather, cotton
  • Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States
  • H: 35 in, W: 27 in (H: 88.9 cm, W: 68.6 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Daniel Coughlin, 1926
  • E19878


This is a waterproof shirt made with vertical strips of seal gut with leather binding at the bottom, around the neck and around the wrists. There is a cotton pull string around the neck of the shirt. There is no decorative ornamentation on the shirt. The shirt was worn for use in a kayak. The object is in good condition but very brittle and fragile.