Reviews: Seal Skin Baby Booties

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Seal Skin Baby Booties

Dineega Products
Category: Gear & Gifts
Subcategory: Gifts
Price: Small $50 Large $60
Average Rating:
(6 Votes)

Seal skin with sea otter trim, finished with decorative beading

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    bjconner, Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:12:57 UTC.
    1st review

    This product is made by a local native woman. I have helped her sew liners for her slippers, hats, and mittens. I have seen alot of native made products over 40 years of living in Alaska and I would say her products are some of the finest made and her attention to detail is top notch.
    For those who do not live in Alaska you may not know it, but only Alaska Native (coastal) are allowed to work with furs and skins. Me, being non-native, I am limited to sewing the polar fleece liners for her products. After she has commissed me to do the polar fleece liners, I return them to her, where she then has various sizes and stuffs them into the appropriate mittens, slippers, hat. From there she uses a specialized fur sewing maching and then finishes each product by hand adding bead work.
    Her patterns for her hats, mittens and slipper have been passed down by her mom who is a well known lady amoung the fur/skin industry in Alaska.
    I personally know Dianna. She is a young mom who was raised with some traditionall native values...she to is passing along her fur/skin knowledge and talent to her little girl.
    Take a look at Diana's website and learn more about her and her products:
    These baby booties really make cool and unique baby shower gifts. They are very functionable...I suggest you look at a larger pair(slippers) for yourself!
    After a long day on your feet~what a treat to come home and have a pair of warm slippers customed made waiting just for you!

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  • Nana_and_grandkids_minus_noah_max30
    charlita, Sun, 03 Feb 2008 16:05:38 UTC.

    these may be perfect for Alaska but I don't think they would go over around here.

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    doubled, Thu, 02 Oct 2008 00:14:15 UTC.

    I think these would be great around Chicago in the winter, especially with the way the snow has been falling the past couple of years. Plus they look comfortable and stylish.

    The only thing I'm concerned about is the use of seal skin. Are they hunted? Used for food, then the skins used? Otherwise I think they'd be a great gift.

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  • Mickeymouseclubhouse_240_max30
    kstiltner1, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:46:10 UTC.

    They are cute. A little pricey.

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    Nursen05, Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:18:17 UTC.

    Ok...expensive...not sure about hurting the seal!

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  • Mountainwoman_max30
    jegray88, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:04:02 UTC.

    To BJConnor...thank you for adding the explanation about the tradition behind the product...and the booties are awfully cute. But, I can't get the picture out of mind of clubbing baby seals when I see them. I know, probably stupid.

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