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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Mitten; liner

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Accession no.: Y: 2002/5/1a-d
Title: Mitten; liner
Description: Mittens and liners, one pair, man's. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit) type ? Nunavut, Canada, before April 1988.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut type ?
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo ?
Current place name Canada > Nunavut
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories
Gender male
Getty AAT Mittens
Number of items: 4
Full description:

a: One pair, man's. Mittens (a, b), wrist-length. Each is made from four pieces of caribou skin. A single piece of caribou skin, with the dark brown partly shaved hair to the interior, forms the palm and underside of the thumb. One piece, with the dark brown and cream hair to the exterior, forms the back of the hand and is turned over the sides and crimped around the ends of the fingers. Another piece of same forms the front of the wrist and top of the thumb. A rectangular strip is sewn around straight upper edge to form a cuff. Structural sewing is with sinew.

b: One pair, man's. Mittens (a, b), wrist-length. Each is made from four pieces of caribou skin. A single piece of caribou skin, with the dark brown partly shaved hair to the interior, forms the palm and underside of the thumb. One piece, with the dark brown and cream hair to the exterior, forms the back of the hand and is turned over the sides and crimped around the ends of the fingers. Another piece of same forms the front of the wrist and top of the thumb. A rectangular strip is sewn around straight upper edge to form a cuff. Structural sewing is with sinew.

c: One pair, man's. Liners (c,d) are inserted into mittens and extend above cuff. Each is made from four pieces of white wool duffle. One piece forms the back of the hand and is turned over the sides and around the ends of the fingers; another piece forms the palm and underside of the thumb; a third piece forms the top of the thumb; another rectangular piece is attached around the straight upper edge. Structural sewing is with white cotton thread using overcast stitch. Seams are overlaid with orange wool yarn in herringbone stitch; upper edge is bound with orange wool yarn in variation of blanket stitch .

d: One pair, man's. Liners (c,d) are inserted into mittens and extend above cuff. Each is made from four pieces of white wool duffle. One piece forms the back of the hand and is turned over the sides and around the ends of the fingers; another piece forms the palm and underside of the thumb; a third piece forms the top of the thumb; another rectangular piece is attached around the straight upper edge. Structural sewing is with white cotton thread using overcast stitch. Seams are overlaid with orange wool yarn in herringbone stitch; upper edge is bound with orange wool yarn in variation of blanket stitch .

Related record(s):
  • 2002/5/1-4
Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 180mm, length: 275mm
  • b: Width: 190mm, length: 265mm
  • c: Width: 150mm, length: 300mm
  • d: Width: 153mm, length: 305mm