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


Joseph Flowers, Inuk from Nunatsiavut and Nunavik

Here’s a photo of my cousin Denise and her man Ches. They are wearing traditional Labrador Silapaks (the Labrador word is “dickie”) made of canvas with wolf fur around the hood. We are also wearing Chimo hats, mine as you can see has ears, while Ches’ hat, made in Pangnirtung, does not.

  1. folksdresseduplikeeskimos posted this