Caribou hide, porcupine quills, fur, silverberry seeds, feathers, L 141 cm, W 103 cm
Kenai Peninsula, prior to 1846
The man’s tunic, cut to a point in front and back and high on the sides facilitated easy, unencumbered walking while providing an extra layer where needed for windbreak and warmth. The back, cut generously with wide sleeves at the armholes, allowed for unrestricted arm motions with a bow and arrow or spear. Neck and wrist openings were small and lined with fur, keeping out insects and cold air.
Collection: Museum of Cultures, National Museum of Finland, VK167A
Image © Istvan Bolgar/Finland’s National Board of Antiquities, Picture Collections