University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:96-18-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inuit
Provenience: Alaska
St. Lawrence Island (uncertain)
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Date Made: 1950's ?
Early Date: 1950
Late Date: 1959
Section:American
Materials:Seal Hide
Seal Gut
Seal Fur
Cotton Thread
Cotton
Technique:Handsewn
Credit Line:Gift of Drs. Fay & Walter Selove, 1996

Description

Doll dressed in seal hide parka with dark fur trim and dark fur leggings. Outer parka made of a seal gut stitched together in 2.5 cm. strips with gray fur trim on bottom and arm sleeves. Hood trimmed in dark fur. White hide facewith applied hide nose, black cotton thread eyes and red cotton thread mouth. Boots made of hide and light brown fur, secured with gut ties around ankle cotton muslin fabric at boot top.


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