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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Dog harness

Accession no.: N: 130a
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:

Made from two loops of dehaired skin tied together at the back with skin thong. One cross-strap of same is threaded and tied through slits at right angles; another cross-strap is sewn to each side with brown thread. Dehaired seal skin thong is threaded and spliced through loop at the back of the harness. Opposite end forms a loop secured with brown thread.

  • Length: 1990mm