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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 936
Title: Bag
Description: Bag, seal skin. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Melville Peninsula ?, Nunavut, Canada, 1819-1823.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Melville Peninsula ?
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Melville Peninsula ?
Gender female
Getty AAT Bags
Field collection:
Place Canada > Nunavut > Melville Peninsula ?
Date 1819
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Made from dehaired seal skin. Circular base is made from a single piece of dark brown dehaired seal skin. Sides are made from 18 vertical strips of alternating dark brown and cream dehaired seal skin. Sides taper slightly towards circular mouth opening bound with cream dehaired seal skin. Structural sewing is with sinew.

  • Height: 100mm, diameter: 80mm (base)