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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 198
Title: Parka
Description: Parka, boy's. 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)
Getty AAT Parkas
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: 1
Full description:

Boy's, outer. Made from seal skin with the hair to the exterior. Front and most of the sleeves are made from one main piece. Back and hood are made from one main piece which forms an extension under the chin. Two additional triangular pieces of same are attached to top front of hood. An additional rectangular piece of same is attached horizontally to the back of each shoulder. Three pieces are attached around the end of each sleeve. Hood opening is bound with 22 mm wide band of strips of dark brown dehaired seal skin alternating with two strips of white fur (dog?) on the interior. Band of white fur (dog?) is attached to straight bottom edge with fur to the interior. Structural sewing is with sinew. Two holes on peak of hood are probably eye holes.

  • Width: 800mm (sleeves outstretched), length: 660mm