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Seal fur thong. 19th century. Inuit in East Greenland.






Peter Toft, the National Museum of Denmark's Greenlandic fur clothing expert, told Ella Morton at Atlas Obscura the underwear would have been worn inside the homes of the Inuit - even in front of guests or when visiting family members. 

It was obtained during an expedition to the Ammassalik settlement in Greenland in 1892 by Captain C. Ryder. 

When leaving the settlement, the female wearer would have worn it under trousers.

The naatsit was the only undergarment the Inuit would have worn next to their bare skin and it was often decorated with beads of glass, with the seal fur turned outside. 

Example have also been decorated with small pieces of fur in different colours.


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25 minutes ago, Wyatt Earp SASS#1628L said:

Is that beaver, cause it sure looks like beaver to me.

By description, it was used to cover beaver though. :lol:

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So, my fur-lined Jock Strap isn't that unusual after all?

(Hey, I'm a Canadian, from Northern Alberta.)

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