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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 244d
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. Body is made from cream cotton fabric; stuffing unknown. Facial features (eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth) and hair are outlined in black ink. She is wearing a cream fabric headscarf trimmed with strip of red fabric around face. She is dressed in a hip-length blue fabric shirt overlaid around the straight bottom edge with a 20 mm wide band of checked light blue, dark blue and white fabric. Thighs are outlined in black/dark blue and pink ink (to represent trousers). Knee-high boots are made from red cotton fabric seamed vertically down centre front and under foot. Structural sewing is with white, red, blue and black cotton thread.

Related record(s):
  • 244 a-g dolls
  • Width: 206mm, height: 122mm, length: 207mm
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