RESEARCH OF HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS

Bessie Omilgoetok examines an Inuinnait parka collected by the 1921-24 5th Thule Expedition

An antler thimble and copper needle at the National Museum of Denmark

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Bessie Omilgoetok examines an Inuinnait parka collected by the 1921-24 5th Thule Expedition

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PARKA NAMING

Every piece of a parka is named. This project documented multiple sessions to record them.  

PARKA PATTERNS

The patterns that trim Inuinnait parkas are specific to each seamstress. 

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