Bear gut, thread; L 91.4 cm
Lime Village, 2008
Bear gut parka
Helen Dick had wanted to make a bear gut raincoat since she was a young girl. She had promised her grandmother she would make one. Helen made this parka in 2008, noting it was made from intestines of four different bears. The darker strips of intestine are from bears taken during berry season. Completing this parka gave Helen a great sense of accomplishment for having kept her promise to her grandmother and having this rare item preserved by the Anchorage Museum.
Collection: Anchorage Museum 2010.010.001
Image: © Chris Arend/Anchorage Museum