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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 158
Title: Bag
Description: Bag, sledge. Inughuit. Qaanaaq (Thule), Kalaallit Nunaata Avanaarsua (North Greenland), 1937.
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 Bags
Field collection:
Person haig-thomas
Organisation bae
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland) > Qaanaaq (Thule)
Date 1937
Number of items: 1
Full description:

For sledge, square with downturned flap. Made from a single piece of green canvas sewn with light brown (originally pink) cotton thread in running stitch. Loop of cream tape is sewn back at each side at upper edge. Semi-lunar bone toggle is attached to centre edge of flap by threading dehaired seal skin thong through circular hole in centre of toggle.

  • Width: 540mm, length: 478mm