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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 2004/1/10
Title: Case
Description: Case, scissors. Kitaamiut (West Greenlanders). Illorsuit, Ubekendt Ejland, Uummannap kommunea (Uummannaq District), Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland), 1938.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut
Former cultural affiliation West Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa > Uummannap kommunea > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit
Former place name West Greenland > Uummannaq District > Ubekendt Island > Igdlorssuit
Getty AAT Pouches
Field collection:
Person feachem
Organisation cwge
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Kitaa (West Greenland) > Uummannap kommunea (Ummannaq District) > Ubekendt Ejland > Illorsuit (Igdlorssuit)
Date 1938
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Triangular with downturned flap. Curved end of flap is inserted into horizontal slit in front for closure. Made from dehaired seal skin dyed? red sewn with red and beige cotton thread in overcast stitch. Front is decorated with geometric mosaic of small pieces of cream, blue, green and yellow dehaired seal skin. Flap is decorated with same in cream, green and yellow. Edges of front, back, flap and slit are outlined with cream skin threaded through slits in skin. Interior lined with cream fabric

Related record(s):
  • 2004/1/1-18
  • Width: 63mm, length: 162mm
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