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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 591
Title: Whip
Description: Whip, dog. Inughuit (Polar Kalaallit). Made by Karkutsiak, Qaanaaq (Thule), Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaaraua (North Greenland), 1938.
Artist: Karkutsiak
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Inughuit
Former cultural affiliation Polar Eskimo
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua > Qaanaaq
Former place name North Greenland > Thule
Getty AAT Whips
Field collection:
Person wright
Organisation bae
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Avannaarsua (North Greenland) > Qaanaaq (Thule)
Date 1938
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Dog. Handle is carved from a single flattened piece of wood (pick haft - from typed register entry), which tapers towards a knob at distal end. Four U-shaped notches are carved on one side and one notch on opposite side at proximal end to accomodate the fingers. End of dehaired seal skin (bearded - from typed register entry) thong line is secured to distal end of handle with wrapping of seal skin. Line decreases in size along length (spliced three times).

  • Width: 46mm (at widest point), length: 8680mm (total - approximate)