Dineega Specialty Furs
Specializing in Sea Otter & Seal Fur Garments & Artwork
Welcome to Dineega Specialty Furs! Owned and operated by: Diana Riedel
Dineega Specialty Furs is an Alaskan Native owned family business that specializes in professionally made garments and artwork made from seal and sea otter furs. My mother, Monica Riedel started Dineega Furs with a pair of baby booties for me, and then kept adding new products. She then taught me how to sew.
Skin sewing is an art, as well as a necessity, that has been passed from generation to generation in our family. Monica learned this art from her grandmother Lizzy Semaken. Lizzy handmade all of her family's fur garments to protect them in the Alaskan climate.
Today Dineega Furs uses a mix of traditional and contemporary materials and patterns with the cultural values and beliefs passed down to us. We respect our resources and practice subsistence, non-wasteful take, as well as fine quality in our products. I hope you like the artwork and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you for looking!
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Diana and Monica Riedel
Lizzy and Big George Semaken with two of their thirteen children. Photo taken in 1910 in Kaltag, Alaska. Lizzy handmade parkas for her family and later taught Monica the art of skin sewing.