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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 2002/5/2
Title: Trousers
Description: Trousers, man's, caribou skin, with blue waistband. 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 Trousers
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Outer, man's. Made from multiple pieces of caribou skin with the dark brown, light brown and white hair to the exterior. Horizontal band of caribou belly skin with the white hair to the exterior is added around the bottom of each leg; narrow strip of same inserted around back of thighs . Centre front opening is closed with metal zipper (Acme on tag) backed on each side with brown fabric. Green and grey fabric tie is twisted around hole in metal tag. Dark blue fabric pocket is sewn to interior of oblique slit in skin on each side. Blue wool waistband is sewn around straight upper edge. Circular two-hole light and dark grey button is attached to one side of waistband and corresponds to slit on opposite side for closure. Two circular four-hole buttons are attached to each side and back of waistband (2 grey and white; 4 dark). Ends of dark brown leather suspenders are looped around buttons. Suspenders are made of dark brown, white, green and beige striped fabric, white elastic, amd metal clasps. Structural sewing is with waxed thread ?

Related record(s):
  • 2002/5/1-4
  • Width: 480mm (waistband), length: 970mm
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