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Parka

atkuk “parka”
Language: Central Yup'ik

This is from—I don’t know. A place where they have lots of muskrats!

—Neva Rivers, 2002

This man’s parka is made from more than 40 muskrat bellies. It has a wolf and wolverine-trimmed hood and white caribou fur trim Muskrat makes a very warm coat that is also light in weight.

Culture: Yup’ik
Region: Southwest Alaska
Object Category: Clothing
Object Type: Parka
Accession Date: 1897
Source: E. W. Nelson (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E176103