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"Cool Threads, Man!"
Access to trade goods, such as glass beads, thread, fabric and steel needles, added a new dimension to personal adornment and clothing decoration.
Some of these materials were fashioned into new forms of dress, or combined with existing clothing traditions in creative and artistic ways.
Clothing further reflected a changing lifestyle as some Inuit moved into settled communities. Today, Inuit seamstresses continue to make skin or fabric clothing for themselves and their families, and some are even designing innovative northern fashions that combine cultural expression with the practical knowledge that was essential for survival in a cold and harsh environment.
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