Secrets of Spurlock
As the cold weather rolls in, items like this become more appealing to survive chilly winter days.
What is this necessity for women in the Arctic?
Answer: Sealskin pants hailing from Greenland. This item belongs to the Crocker Land Expedition Collection from an expedition between 1913-1917 to uncover more about the Inuit way of life. U of I geologist/botanist/ornithologist W. Elmer Ekblaw and U of I zoologist Maurice C. Tanquary participated in the exploration team led by ethnologist Donald B. MacMillan.
Image: Sealskin pants with decorative panels and red sealskin borders (1998.19.2751), courtesy of the Spurlock Museum.
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