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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Dog harness

Accession no.: N: 125b
Title: Dog harness
Description: Harness, dog. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Illorsuit, Ubekendt Ejland, Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1938.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > Uummannap kommunea > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit
Former place name West Greenland > Uummannaq District > Ubekendt Island > Igdlorssuit
Getty AAT Harnesses
Field collection:
Person carmichael
Organisation cwge
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District) > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit (Igdlorsssuit)
Date 1938
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Harness is made from two loops of dehaired cream seal skin (bearded ? - from typed register). Three cross-straps of same are threaded and tied (see typed register entry) through slits at right angles. End of dehaired seal skin draught-strap is tied to ends of harness. Opposite end of line is threaded and spliced (see Reference note) through smaller hole in oval ivory buckle. Large circular hole through centre of buckle.

Related record(s):
  • traces 130 a-b
  • Length: 1395mm