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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Pin, hair

Accession no.: Y: 72/18/118
Title: Pin, hair
Description: Pin, hair, ivory. Caribou Inuit. Kuugjuaraaluk (Churchill), Manitoba, Canada, 1915.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Caribou Inuit
Former cultural affiliation Caribou Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Manitoba > Kuugjuaraaluk
Former place name Canada > Manitoba > Churchill
Getty AAT Personal equipment
Field collection:
Person grenfell
Place Canada > Manitoba > Kuugjuaraaluk (Churchill)
Date 1915
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Hair, ivory. Flat rectangular shaft tapers to form a sharp point at distal end. Flat square proximal end is notched around the edges and incised with parallel lines inlaid with gold/green. Circular hole though centre.

Related record(s):
  • SPRI Archives MS 1014/2/1-4 Basil Woodd-Walker Descriptions of artifacts
  • SPRI Archives MS 1014/1/1-6 Letters (6) to B. Woodd-Walker, 1902-16. Sir W.T. Grenfell
  • Width: 15mm, length: 92mm