Baffinland Inuit suit

This 1920s man's seal skin parka from Baffin Island was made from 29 pieces of seal skin sewn together with sinew. Mrs. Audlakiak made these kamiks in the traditional style, but they date from 1985. Notice the thick shaved bearded-seal sole, ideal for summer conditions.

The Bata Shoe Museum
1920
Seal skin
S79.623, .624, .628 and P88.157
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