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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Harness; trace

Accession no.: N: 157
Title: Harness; trace
Description: Harness and 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:
Person haig-thomas
Organisation bae
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland) > Qaanaaq (Thule)
Date 1937
Number of items: 2
Full description:

Harness is made from two wide loops of dehaired dark brown seal skin folded in half along length to form a double layer. Three cross-straps of same are threaded and tied through slits at right angles. End of dehaired seal skin trace is tied to end of harness and through metal swivel. An additional length of dehaired seal skin is threaded and tied through swivel. End of trace is split to form a loop.

  • Width: 11mm (trace), length: 5150mm (total)