Layers of animal skin were the only clothes used by the kawésqar.
There were two types of layers: a rigid one of sealskin, made of a single piece of leather, and another looser and enveloping, made of several sewn skins.
Necklaces of seashells and molluscs or beads of polished bone, was the adornment of the women.
They also braided fine cords by hand.
The Kawésqar painted their bodies with a mixture of coloured dirt and fat of seals; black, red and
white lines were drawn.
This painting, besides being an adornment, it also protected their skin from the cold and frozen wind.