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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 197
Title: Trousers
Description: Trousers, boy's, seal skin. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1931.
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)
Gender male
Getty AAT Trousers
Field collection:
Person Riley, Quintin Theodore Petroc Molesworth >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik)
Date 1931
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Boy's, outer. Made from four pieces of seal skin with the hair to the exterior. Each side of front and back are made from one piece seamed vertically down centre front and back and along each side. Back is 64 mm longer than front. Dark brown dehaired seal skin casing 20 mm wide is attached around upper edge. Thong of same is threaded through casing emerging through two holes at centre back. Dark brown dehaired seal skin thong is threaded through casing of same around straight bottom edge of each leg. Structural sewing is with sinew.

  • Width: 385mm (maximum across legs), length: 427mm (excluding thongs)