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 Stephanie, whom you may recognize from last year’s batch of Eskimo styles, tells me: “This photo is of my sister, Blake’s, graduation.  I’m on the left, about 6 weeks out of a total hip replacement and proud I can stand there unassisted!  I’m wearing a dress from Joe (the store, not you, my dear cousin) and a necklace from Ten Thousand Villages.  On the right is Blake, rocking a hot pink dress from The Model Shop.”

My cousin Stephanie, whom you may recognize from last year’s batch of Eskimo styles, tells me: “This photo is of my sister, Blake’s, graduation.  I’m on the left, about 6 weeks out of a total hip replacement and proud I can stand there unassisted!  I’m wearing a dress from Joe (the store, not you, my dear cousin) and a necklace from Ten Thousand Villages.  On the right is Blake, rocking a hot pink dress from The Model Shop.”

  1. folksdresseduplikeeskimos posted this