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Parka

Museum number:
2-6911
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006911
Accession number:
Acc.128
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman's parka, with a complex check-work pattern with sleeves and hood of ground squirrel skin. Deeply scalloped hem with front and back flaps. Elaborate hood of ground squirrel and white caribou; red thread and clipped caribou decoration. Hem has similar decoration. Cuffs of wolverine. Sinew thread used. Possibly made with mink.
Donor:
Harry Marcus Weston Edmonds
Collection place:
Bering Sea, Western Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harry Marcus Weston Edmonds
Collection date:
unknown
Taxon:
Gulo gulo, Neovison vison, and Rangifer tarandus caribou
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
measurements for storage— width 160 centimeters, 96 centimeters, measurements for storage— height 11 centimeters, measurements for storage— length 143 centimeters, and 1.39 centimeters
Comment:
References: Similar parka described in Nelson, 1899, p. 36, pl. 18.
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