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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 1105
Title: Trace
Description: Trace, dog. Inughuit. Qaanaaq (Thule), Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland). 1937-1938.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Inughuit
Former cultural affiliation Polar Eskimo
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua > Qaanaaq
Former place name North Greenland > Thule
Getty AAT Traces
Field collection:
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland) > Qaanaaq (Thule)
Date 1937
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Line is made from several lengths of partially dehaired walrus skin (from register) with loops at each end. Line is threaded through large hole in 11 tear-dropped shaped ivory buckles and one oval buckle. Length of skin thong is threaded and tied or spliced through smaller hole and groove in narrow end of buckles. Additional skin thong loop, threaded through centre of ivory toggle, is attached to main line.

Related record(s):
  • 164 (sledge)
  • Width: 14mm (line), length: 1970mm (loop to loop, approximate due to condition)