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Gut parkas were made from a variety of materials, including seal, walrus, bear, beluga and sea lion intestines. Water-repellent and windproof, they were worn when out hunting and at gatherings. This parka has a special stripe pattern on the front that resembles a walrus tusk with a pointed tip. The pattern suggests that it belonged to a member of the Iñupiaq ethnic group.

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