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Athabascan Clothing

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 October 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

One of our stops while on the Riverboat Discovery included the touring of the Chena Indian Village, a replica village of the area of Fairbanks, Alaska. We came upon one particularly interesting station which presented information on the creation of a parka from pelts of the wolf, fox, and beaver (left) which provide protection in the harsh Arctic climate. The beadwork added to the beauty of the parka. One of the guides models an Athabascan Yukon-style women's winter parka with sunshine ruff (right).

Photo captured September 10, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 93 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo sur ce travail mais difficile avec ces peaux d'animaux qui pendent.....

21 Oct 2015 7:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . that is some coat !!

21 Oct 2015 9:01am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Quel travail pour avoir un manteau ....)

21 Oct 2015 10:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an interesting documentary series. Nice coat :)

21 Oct 2015 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice enjoyable shot

21 Oct 2015 11:14am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb documentary images.

21 Oct 2015 11:40am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful handcrafted work! (and excellent documentation on your part)

21 Oct 2015 12:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really fancy parka. It must take a lot of work to create that coat.

21 Oct 2015 2:02pm

@Steve Rice: They stated that it took about 6 months of work to complete, at approximately 8 hours a day.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice document. The life of our ancestors was not easy.

21 Oct 2015 2:17pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition of the scene . This was the indians'life and they had no choice but it is a little difficult to see animals skins for us !

21 Oct 2015 2:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This double capture of this situation and costume. Excellent duo.

21 Oct 2015 2:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice series!
A M A Z I N G !

21 Oct 2015 5:15pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

21 Oct 2015 6:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Although a beautiful coat, I feel sad for the animals.

21 Oct 2015 7:05pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

They knew how to dress warm, and with a spectacular look. Very nice set of images.

21 Oct 2015 9:08pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. I bet it is warm, as well.

21 Oct 2015 10:24pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Two ways to keep warm.

22 Oct 2015 12:52am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That parka is just beautiful! I am sure that it is really warm and cozy!

22 Oct 2015 1:06am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un sacré manteau de peau pur l'hiver c'et merveilleux superbe.


22 Oct 2015 3:37am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

belle prise

22 Oct 2015 6:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb montage and what a wonderful parka!

22 Oct 2015 10:17am