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Parka model

atigi “parka”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

Also called:
aġnam atigaa “women’s parka”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

The last one I ever saw was similar to that one. My sister Anita—she was born in 1926—she was wearing these during WWII.

—Oscar Koutchak, 2001

A traditional woman’s parka made of caribou fawn skin, miniature in size but accurate in all of its details. Women’s parkas reach below the knees, with U-shaped front and back flaps and high cut sides.

Culture: Iñupiaq
Region: Norton Sound, Alaska
Village: Unalakleet
Object Category: Clothing
Object Type: Parka
Dimensions: Length 61cm
Accession Date: 1869
Source: W. H. Dall (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E007587