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Image: Muff made from eider feathers

Muff made from eider feathers
Greenland clothing accessory

10 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (27 x 19 x 7 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk) Primary

Object Type: clothing accessory
Creation Places: North America, Greenland
Medium and Support: eider (duck) skin and feathers
Credit Line: Gift of Wendy L. Noyes
Accession Number: 1998.1.1
This small muff for hand-warming is made from eider skins, with a center band made of the distinctive dark feathers from the male eider's crown. Women in Greenland did not wear such muffs, but made them to sell to visitors to take home as souveniers.

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