Native ingenuity is the theme of the new imagiNATIONS Activity Center at the downtown Manhattan George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian. This inventiveness, which has allowed the Inuit to adapt to harsh Arctic conditions, is exemplified in this beautifully beaded parka, on display in the Infinity of Nations exhibit in New York.
Inuit parka, ca. 1895–1925. Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Caribou skin, glass beads, navy and red stroud cloth, caribou teeth and metal pendants. 56.3 x 25.6". 13/7198.