Parka

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Artist/Maker
Laura Wright (Laura Belle Beltz Hagberg Wright), Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1908-1996
Previous seller
Laura Wright (Laura Belle Beltz Hagberg Wright), Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1908-1996
Previous owner
John S. Mehler (John Sauter Mehler), Non-Indian, 1917-1966
Virginia Mattice (Virginia Slocum), Non-Indian, 1923-2017
Donor
Virginia Mattice (Virginia Slocum), Non-Indian, 1923-2017
Object Name
Parka
Media/Materials
Corduroy, polyester, cotton cloth, wolverine skin/fur, fabric trim, zipper
Techniques
Sewn
Dimensions
102.0 x 85.0 x 14.0 cm
Object Type
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Place
Fairbanks; Doyon Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created
1950-1960
Collection History
Purchased from the artist by John S. Mehler (1917-1966, librarian of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) in the 1950s or early 1960s; inherited by his wife, Virginia Slocum Mattice (1923-2017); donated to NMAI by Virginia Mattice in 2016.
Catalog Number
26/9642
Barcode
269642.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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