A Nenets man pulls the skin off a freshly killed reindeer. His reindeer skin coat and boots highlight the richness of the moment and the importance of the skin for himself and his family. Without the insulative warmth of the reindeer hair, life on the tundra would be nearly impossible. Interestingly, the thigh-high boots visible in the picture are made with the skin from the reindeer's legs and still have the dew claws on them. The insole is padded with an insulative layer of dried grass.
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