One of the most uniquely patterned animal skins you will find. An awesome addition to any collection!
There are several species of fur and hair bearing seal - each one having a different look and texture to their pelt. The more interesting the fur looks, the more unusual it feels. This particular pelt comes from a european hair seal sometimes called the marble seal. It has thick, not quite coarse hair that looks iridescent and almost reflective in certain light.
After obtaining this piece it was thoroughly cleaned, completely restored and looks as pristine as it did when it was originally custom made in the 1920's. In the photos you can see there are no wear or rub spots anywhere. No wear at all on the edges, sleeves, pockets or around the fur clips. Looking at it in person you would think it was newly made this season. It is lined with a brocade silver satin material, has 2 outside pockets and closes with 3 furrier hooks.
24 inches between armpits with coat closed and laying flat.
Arm: 18 inches, from shoulder line down the outside.
Shoulder: 22 inches, across the back.
Length: 29 inches from the base of the collar down back.
Sweep: 55 inches along bottom edge.
Seals have been a staple food of native northeast Asian, costal Russian and Alaskan Inuit people for thousands of years. This item is legal to buy, sell, own and transport anywhere within the United States.
We are always happy to answer any questions. However, if you are going to contact us about your moral issues or delusions about the illegality of this garment please don't waste your time or ours.
**If you are purchasing from outside the US please check your countries regulations on seal fur importation before you purchase. We are not responsible for items retained by customs.