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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: N: 859
Title: Muff
Description: Muff, feathers. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Aasiaat Kommuneat (Egedesminde District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1927-1935.
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Kitaamiut (Kalaaleq; West Greenland Eskimo; West Greenland Inuit)
Geographic area Denmark > Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) > Aasiaat kommuneat
Getty AAT Muffs
Field collection:
Person hutchison
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Aasiaat Kommuneat (Egedesminde District)
Date 1927
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Rectangular in shape. Exterior is made from three parallel bands of bird feathers. Central strip of grey, green and black feathers on a white ground (possibly adult male King Eider, Somateria spectablilis) is flanked by two strips of brown feathers (possibly female King Eider, Somateria spectabilis). Interior is lined with soft light brown down feathers. Structural sewing is with white thread.

Related record(s):
  • correspondence in SPRI Archives
  • Width: 220mm, length: 345mm
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