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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Reel, line, hook

Accession no.: N: 22
Object name: Reel, line, hook
Title: Reel, line, hook
Description: Reel, line, and hook for cod fishing. Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), before 1933. Reel consists of a central wooden handle. Two wood cross-bars with upturned ends are inserted into holes in handle and secured with wood wedges and metal nails. Line of twisted rope is wound around cross-bars. Three barbed metal hooks are tied together with wrapping of metal wire. Ends of hooks are inserted into hole in head of fish-shaped stone sinker. Twisted string is threaded through hole in tail end of sinker and through loop at end of line.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Kalaallit (Greenland Eskimo; Greenland Inuit)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
Getty AAT Fishing lines
Field collection:
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
Number of items: 1
Full description:



  • reel: Width: 262mm, length: 382mm, depth: 43mm
  • sinker: Width: 64mm, length: 225mm