Parka (Qas'peq)

Title: 
Parka (Qas'peq)
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Identifier: 
T0763
Description: 
For centuries Central Yup'ik women used fine stitches to create lightweight seal-gut parkas that protected hunters from wind, rain and sea spray. The seal gut was cured in sub-zero temperatures which made it opaque and provided contrast for the vivid red and purple dyed walrus fur. The inverted V-pattern may signify a harpoon head, mountains, or wolves' teeth.
Physical dimensions: 
length 44 in ; width 58 in ; 4 in
height 64.5 in ; width 40 in ; depth 10 in
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