19th century Inuit women’s underwear made from seal fur

The Daily Mail reported that in the 19th century, the Inuits living in Greenland (an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark) treated guests very politely, but dressed in sexy sealskin women’s underwear.

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In the tradition of the Inuits, underwear called naatsit is decorated with beads of glass beads, sewn by the woman using fur seal skins, of different colors, with fur on the skin. will return to the outside. Currently, these ancient underwear costumes are on display at Peter Toft, the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. These ancient underwear were found during an expedition in Greenland in 1892.

Ancient Inuit women's underwear was sewn from seal skin

Ancient Inuit women’s underwear was sewn from seal skin

Cunera Buijs, a staff member of the National Museum of Ethnology in Greenland, said: “As the weather permits, the ancient Inuit people only wore naatsit underwear even when indoors or out. Each house will There are many families living together.”

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Seal carcasses have been found along the east coast of Greenland, hunted for their meat and skin. In North America and Siberia, the Inuit also hunted reindeer for their skins for sewing. In the cold, wet conditions of these regions, hunting for seals’ skins, fur, and meat is less common than for reindeer.

Such clothing will help the wearer limit sweating. The woman will clean the skin and remove all the nutrients in the flesh so that the skins do not rot.

Women's underwear is worn by the Inuit both at home and out

Women’s underwear is worn by the Inuit both at home and out

When Europeans settled in the eastern part of Greenland in the late 19th century, they brought new, more modern sewing techniques. In addition to naatsit underwear, the National Museum of Denmark houses a pair of women’s cardigans made of reindeer skin and fur. A collection of similar costumes is now on display at the National Museum of Ethnology in Copenhagen.

During the 1930s, Dutch biologist and Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen, who lived in East Greenland, had a collection of ancient artifacts bearing ancient human culture. He donated a set of wooden canoes made of seal skin to the National Museum of Greenland. Many other artifacts were provided by researcher Gerti Nooter from the 1970s in North America and the Arctic region, including hunting equipment, and clothing.

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