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Parka

Object Number:NA2844
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Canada
Repulse Bay
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Glass
Caribou Hide
Length: 82 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from George Comer, 1913

Description

Woman's inner parka made from caribou hide. The hood is sized to accomodate a baby supported by straps on the wearer's back. Beadwork patterns parallel traditional tattoo designs. A top-sail schooner, possibly the collector's ship the "Era," is depicted at the base of the hood, seen upside down when worn.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 24, pl. 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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