Wordless Wednesday IV: A glimpse into the past…

Wordless Wednesday…with a few words added…

About 2 1/2 weeks ago, five women in town finished a traditional seal skin tent… they put it up and invited the community to come visit.  It was really amazing to  see this tent… traditionally this was the ‘summer’ home to the Inuit.  I felt really blessed to be able to go and see this tent! The front 1/2 of the tent was made by slicing a thin layer off of the underside of the seal skin. These were dried and sewed together–to act like a ‘window’ and allow light into the front of the tent. The back of the tent was darker and used for the sleeping!  Such skill and talent it takes to make this tent–blows my mind! 


Taken from inside the tent...I was so surprised how 'light' it was inside; and the smell of seal was very powerful! Something my nose needs to get use to!! 🙂

I’m glad I got to go and visit this tent!  My photos don’t really do it justice…but I did try to capture the beauty of it!

About SarahontheRoad

This blog is a spot to record my adventures in life while living where ever I may be!

Posted on August 24, 2011, in Wordless Wednesday. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sarah, these photos are incredible. Thank you for sharing. You are a very talented woman.

    • SarahontheRoad

      Thanks Melissa… It was just so neat to see in person, and I had hoped I captured enough of the beauty of it. 🙂

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