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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Sleeve

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Accession no.: N: 188a-b
Title: Sleeve
Description: Sleeves, one pair, used in kayak. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilap kommunea (Ammassaslik District), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1933.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilap kommunea
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik District {Tasiilaq District}
Getty AAT Sleeves
Field collection:
Person Rymill, John Riddoch >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilap kommunea (Ammassalik District)
Date 1930
Number of items: 2
Full description:

One pair. Each is made from dark brown dehaired seal skin. Sleeve (a) is made from one main piece folded in half and seamed vertically; sleeve (b) is made from one main piece folded in half and seamed vertically with an additional piece of same attached around the wrist. Edge at wrist and arm is turned to the interior to form a casing. Twisted string is threaded through casing emerging through two holes on one side. Structural sewing is with sinew. Hole on each sleeve repaired with dehaired seal skin on the interior.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 255mm, length: 550mm
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