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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Mitten

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Accession no.: N: 723a-b
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A pair of mittens, made of camel-coloured Jaeger blanket cloth with chamois leather palms and embroiedered with the initials 'JIM'. Used by J.I. Moore on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola), and probably made during the expedition.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.4
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT mittens
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of mittens, made of camel-coloured Jaeger blanket cloth with chamois leather palms. The blanket cloth has a dark brown geometric pattern and the mittens appear to have been made in the field – each mitten is slightly different in construction, with differing amounts of pattern (the right mitten is almost completely plain while the left mitten has a considerable amount of patterning). Each mitten is made of two pieces of blanket cloth – one for almost all of the mitten and the other for the thumb). The right mitten has two pieces of chamois leather (one for the palm and one for the inner thumb) while the left mitten has a single piece of chamois leather (divided across the thumb/palm with running stitch). The stitching has been done by hand, with running stitch and blanket stitch in purple thread on the seams, plain stitch in brown thread on the leather, and blanket stitch in pink wool around the opening. The initials 'JIM' (James Inglis Moore) have been stitched on the inside wrist of each mitten in white wool gone over with blue thread, and there is a knotted white woollen loop in the top of each. The palms on both mittens show signs of use.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 195mm, length: 335mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Moore, James Inglis (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)