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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Cartridge belt with bag

Accession no.: N: 182
Title: Cartridge belt with bag
Description: Belt, cartridge and bag. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1931. Belt is made from dark brown dehaired seal skin backed with blue and beige checked fabric. Edges are bound with cream dehaired seal skin. Each end is overlaid with rectangular panel of dehaired seal skin dyed red edged with cream dehaired seal skin secured to form 19 ridges
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Cultural subgroup ammassalimmiut
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilaq
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik (Angmassalik)
Getty AAT Hunting equipment
Field collection:
Person Riley, Quintin Theodore Petroc Molesworth >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmassalik)
Date 1931
Number of items: 2
Full description:



  • belt: Width: 71mm, length: 1011mm
  • bag: Width: 131mm, length: 184mm