Kamleia

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Kamleia

 

a pullover knee-length outer garment for men made of reindeer hides, sometimes decorated with beads on the front, sleeves, and hem, which in the past was worn by the Dolgan. The Russians also used the term kamleia (or kamleika) to refer to the waterproof work clothing equipped with a hood worn by the Aleuts (sewn from the intestines of sea animals).

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