Kamleika

Description
A completely waterproof garment, made of strips of seal gut, that in Arctic conditions remains pliable. Double-folded seams sewn with sinew thread and birdbone needles. A type of kamleika worn by men when out hunting in kayaks.
Accession Loan No.
E799
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
kamleika
Simple Name
parka
Full Name
mammal gut parka
Production Year High
1860
Production County
Bering Sea
Production Country
Arctic
Production Area Region
N
Production Continent
America
Family Group

Material
seal gut; hair or seal fur; gut or sinew; seal gut or skin
Function Name
clothing
Function Detail
worn over a fur or bird skin parka, when out hunting in kayaks
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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