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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Knee warmer

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Accession no.: N: 159a-b
Title: Knee warmer
Description: Knee warmers, pair. Inughuit. Avanersuup Kommunea (Thule District), Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland), 1937-1938.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Inughuit
Former cultural affiliation Polar Eskimo
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua > Avanersuup Kommunea
Former place name North Greenland > Thule District
Getty AAT Personal equipment
Field collection:
Person hamilton
Organisation bae
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland) > Avanersuup Kommunea (Thule District)
Date 1937
Number of items: 2
Full description:

a: One pair. Each is made from a single rectangular piece of dog (from label) skin folded in half lengthways so that the cream/light brown fur is to the exterior. For attachment to wearer, a dehaired seal skin thong (on a) and a twisted vegetable fibre tie (on b) are threaded through centre emerging from side. Structural sewing is with double strand of pink thread.

b: One pair. Each is made from a single rectangular piece of dog (from label) skin folded in half lengthways so that the cream/light brown fur is to the exterior. For attachment to wearer, a dehaired seal skin thong (on a) and a twisted vegetable fibre tie (on b) are threaded through centre emerging from side. Structural sewing is with double strand of pink thread.

Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 90mm, length: 410mm (without tie)
  • b: Width: 80mm, length: 390mm (without tie)
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