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Gut parka

kapitaq “gut parka, rain parka”
Язык: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

They’re so light and waterproof.

—Theresa Nanouk, 2001

Waterproof hooded parkas made from processed seal intestines (gut) were ideal for wet weather and ocean travel, and were worn during ceremonies as well. They were sewn with fine sinew thread and special leak-proof seams. This woman’s gut parka from Golovin Bay has side vents and rounded bottom flaps in both front and back, the same design as a woman’s fur parka.

Культура: Iñupiaq
Регион: Golovnin Bay, Norton Sound, Alaska
Категрия предмета: Clothing
Размеры: Length 117cm
Дата поступления: 1880
Источник: Edward W. Nelson (donor)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E043337