Occasionally I've got the odd question about the amauti (plural, amautiit). These are the traditional Inuit parkas which a person uses to carry a baby. (They can be worn by both women and men.) I haven't posted on these iconic (and ingenious) inventions in the past namely because a) I've never worn myself since I do not have a baby, am not currently pregnant nor will be any time ever and 2) for the longest time I was a bit dense myself as to how exactly these things worked. I happened across a couple of well-written and well-composed posts this morning while reading through some Northern blog posts. Check out these two posts courtesy of Jen Of Nunavut and Fawnahareo's Place.
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