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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Parka

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Accession no.: N: 190a
Object name: Parka
Title: Parka
Description: sealskin anorak, or qaajarsiit (Karorsit), worn in kayaks in rough weather and while rolling. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1933.
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 Parkas
Field collection:
Person Rymill, John Riddoch >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmassalik)
Date 1930
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Thigh-length with attached hood, made from dark brown dehaired seal skin. Front is made from one main piece which extends part way down each arm and over each shoulder to the upper back. An additional triangular piece is added to centre front at the bottom edge. Back and hood are made from basically one main piece which forms a U-shaped extension at the front under the chin. An additional triangular piece is sewn to each side at bottom edge. Overlapping seams are secured with two parallel rows of running stitch. Edge of skin around face opening is turned to the interior to form a casing. Dehaired seal skin thong is threaded through casing emerging through two holes at top of hood. Full-length sleeves are each made from two pieces of dark brown dehaired seal skin seamed along upper arm. Ends of sleeves are turned to the interior to form a casing. Dehaired seal skin thong is threaded through casing emerging through two on top of each sleeve. Bottom edge is turned to the interior to form a casing. Dehaired seal skin thong is threaded through casing emerging through hole

Dimensions:
  • Width: 1710mm (width of arm span), length: 1083mm
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