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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Z: 182
Object name: Anorak
Title: Anorak
Description: A khaki-green anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed hood. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Polar regions
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT anoraks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A khaki-green anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed hood. It has a drawstring hood, waist and hem, each with a leather panel for the eyelets, white cord drawstring and a clear plastic cuboid toggle. The hood is trimmed with brown fur and the brim is stiffened with wire. On each cuff is a flap with one buttonhole reinforced with leather, and two round white plastic buttons. There is a large central breast pocket with a pocket flap and metal zip. Between the neck and the breast pocket is a strip of leather. Inside the anorak are two buttons – one on the front at hem level and one on the back higher up. Fastened to the back of the anorak at hem level is a textile strap with two button holes. This strap would be passed between the legs and fastened to the button at the front to hold everything in place; when not in use the strap is fastened to the button at the back. The back of the anorak is covered in stitching in a large diamond pattern. There is a textile label inside the hem, with printed and handwritten information.

  • Width: 1715mm, length: 1210mm