March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2024 Session II

Sat, Mar 16, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 654

Inuit Seal Gut Jacket

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Inuit Seal Gut Jacket 48" cuff to cuff x 36" long including hood. Includes custom display. $2,000-3,000 Provenance: The Cameron Collection, CO, AZ, NM, MT, WY.

*A “seal gut” garment refers to a traditional jacket/coat made from the intestines or gut of seals. Among some indigenous Arctic cultures, particularly in places like Alaska and parts of Northern Canada, these jackets were historically crafted for protection against cold and harsh weather conditions.
The process of creating a seal gut garment involves meticulously preparing and sewing together strips of seal intestines. The technique involves cleaning, drying, and meticulously sewing the strips together with sinew or other natural materials to create a waterproof and insulating outer layer.


Some discoloration/spots visible throughout. Skin is stiff and some holes are visible throughout.