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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 28
Title: Whip
Description: Whip, dog. Tunumiit (East Greenland Inuit) type. Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1931. Used by A. Stephenson during Bristish Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-1931. 19 1/2 ft long.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Tunumiit (East Greenland Eskimo; East Greenland Inuit; Tunuamiut; Tunumiut)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq
Getty AAT Whips (striking tools)
Field collection:
Person Stephenson, Alfred
Date 1930
Place Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Sermersooq
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Handle is carved from a single piece of wood, rectangular in cross-section, that tapers towards flattened distal end. Ends of dehaired seal skin thong line are secured to each side of distal end of handle with four or five circular metal nails. Line is braided.

  • Width: 22mm, length: 270mm