Folks Dressed Up Like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe helps to make the season bright, but not many people know how Eskimos dress.

Eskimos (in Canada, at least) generally prefer to be referred to as Inuit, which means "people" in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. Inuit have a variety of modes of dress.

This website shows you the diversity of Inuit style, so you can visualize it better, when you hear the song during this Christmas season.

Let's challenge the stereotypes! Email me your pictures at folksdresseduplikeeskimos@gmail.com

Nakurmiik!!

Joseph Flowers, Inuk from Nunatsiavut and Nunavik
My cousin Tanya is an excellent artist, who painted the coke bottle you see in the photo. It was featured in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Here, Tanya is wearing, in her words, “beautiful custom made kamiks by Jennifer Watkins, purple dress I ordered from forever 21 and a beautiful see-through top inspired by the traditional amautik with fox fur trim made by Winnie Grey.”

My cousin Tanya is an excellent artist, who painted the coke bottle you see in the photo. It was featured in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Here, Tanya is wearing, in her words, “beautiful custom made kamiks by Jennifer Watkins, purple dress I ordered from forever 21 and a beautiful see-through top inspired by the traditional amautik with fox fur trim made by Winnie Grey.”

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