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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Mitten

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Accession no.: N: 605a-b
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A pair of black leather mittens used during the British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31 (Discovery), led by Douglas Mawson.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Australian Antarctic Territory
UDC 685.4
Geographic UDC (*74)
Getty AAT mittens
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of black leather mittens (a = left, b = right). They are made of several pieces of leather: one for the main body of the mitten, one inset into the wrist to widen it, and one for the thumb, with two additional strips across the palm and another over the thumb for reinforcement. They have been folded over at the opening and stitched to create a seamed edge. The palm side of the left mitten is completely covered with an iridescent green coating, and there is a small patch of iridescence on the palm side of the right mitten – it is not clear what this has been caused by.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 165mm, length: 335mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Mawson, Douglas (1929 - 1931)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31 (Discovery) (1929 - 1931)