Yup'ik (First Nations) Quyana (Thank You) Song Dance regalia at the National Museum of the American Indian, New York location - From the curators' comments: "Yu'pik dancers dress to please their ancestors. During their midwinter ceremonies, they wear their finest fur parkas. This parka, decorated with glass beads, is made from several furs, including Arctic squirrel, land otter, wolf, and wolverine. Though the parka is relatively recently made, the style is an ancient one."
At 50 below zero these two young ladies are staying warm in their traditional Eskimo dresses. Lovely fabrics on the outside and Fur on the inside. These are lightweight and comfortable clothing for the Arctic.