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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Parka

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Accession no.: Y: 2013/20
Title: Parka
Description: Parka, girl's, beaded. Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) ?
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Kilamiut;
Former cultural affiliation Greenlanders ?
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaat ?
Former place name Greenland ?
Gender female
Getty AAT Parkas
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Girl's. Body and sleeves are made from red wool fabric. Front and back are each made from basically one main piece seamed vertically along each side. Separate piece of same, cut with rectangular extension at the centre front and at the back of the neck between the shoulders, is sewn around the neck. Seams are machine stitched with white and black cotton thread. Upstanding collar and cuffs are made of black fabric enclosing a skin ? stiffener. Yoke is made from glass beads (opaque white, opaque light and dark blue, opaque black, opaque orange, opaque green, opaque brown, opaque yellow, opaque milky white, transparent green, transparent yellow, transparent clear, transparent orange, transparent milky, transparent pink, transparent red) in geometric design of repeated diamonds applied in netting technique with the beads threaded on white cotton thread. Beadwork is sewn to band of white cotton fabric under collar. 15 mm wide band of opaque blue, opaque green, opaque white, tranparent yellow, trasparent milky white, transparent pink beads threaded on white cotton thread is sewn around bottom edge of collar. Rectangular band (28 mm wide) in repeated diamond motifs in opaque orange, opaque light and medium blue, opaque green, opaque white, opaque black, opaque pink-with-white-centre, opaque milky white, transparent green, and transparent pink beads bordered with transparent milky white beads threaded on white cotton thread is added around upper edge of each cuff. Structural sewing is by machine stitching using white and black cotton thread.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 1160mm (sleeves extended), length: 480mm
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