"Kuspuk - Qaspeq"
Is from the Yupik language, one
of many of the Alaska Native Tribes.
The Kuspuk" is understood
to be a "hooded pull-over or cover-all." An outer shell garment. Parkas are made of Rabbit, Foxes, Minks etc. Traditionally
a fur lining was worn inward towards the
skin, and a fur lining outwardly. The Kuspuk became the coverall that was worn to keep the outer fur lining clean. This
was called the "QASPEQ."
The Kuspuk is now made into a Parka Jacket, or Hooded
Made of brightly colored calico cotton
prints for summer wear or velveteen like material for winter. It may be trimmed with rick-rack or a more fancy
trim, or both rick-rack and trims.
Some kusbuks are made simple and
some are made fancy and elegant,
using velveteen burgandies or deep blues then trimmed with rick-rack gold, silver or both.
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