The Fur Parka

By: Clark, Miss Vena / Cooperative Extension Service

Price: $10.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a side stapled spine. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The front cover of the book has spots of toning / sunning. The text pages are clean and bright. "Invented by Caribou Inuits, parkas made of skins and sometimes fur were a necessary shield from the inclement weather in the Northwest Territories. The word ‘parka’ is derived from the Nenets language and means ‘animal skin’. Interestingly, it is the only Nenets word that has entered and remained in the English language. Originally made using caribou or seal skin, the hides gathered in summer would provide heavier, warmer coats (they were also used for tents, mittens and boots) , while spring skins created a sleeker, thinner coat often worn in layers."

Title: The Fur Parka

Author Name: Clark, Miss Vena / Cooperative Extension Service

Categories: Arts And Crafts,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Alaska, University of Alaska / Cooperative Extension Service: 1970

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A35598

Keywords: Arts & Crafts Miss Vena Clark Cooperative Extension Service Alaska University Of Alaska Parka Fur Native Dress Arts and Crafts,