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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 244b
Title: Doll
Description: Doll, woman. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Uummannaq, Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1928-1929 ?
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > Uummannaq
Former place name West Greenland > Umanak
Getty AAT Dolls
Field collection:
Person hutchison
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Uummannaq
Date 1928
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Woman. Made of beige cotton fabric; stuffing unknown. Eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth are applied with blue thread. Hair of cream fibre? is wound into a knot at the top of the head and secured with a wrapping of cream and blue thread. She is wearing a waist-length shirt with upstanding collar of printed red, green and cream floral fabric. Band (12 mm wide) of blue fabric overlays straight bottom edge. Calf-length trousers are made from dark blue coarsely woven wool fabric over a grey fabric lining. Trousers are decorated with vertical strip of red dehaired seal skin overlaid with strip of white and light blue dehaired seal skin. Knee-high boots are each made from a single piece of pink dehaired seal skin seamed vertically down centre front and under foot. Band of black velvet around straight upper edge of left boot; missing from right boot. Structural sewing is with white cotton thread.

Related record(s):
  • 244 a-g dolls
  • Width: 115mm, height: 145mm, length: 217mm
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