Harness

Set of two sealskin lanyards forming loop, with two straps.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

animal; sealskin; metal; sinew; iron: bone; pigment
Height: 3.4cm, Length: 105.9cm
85-00146-000
©1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.


TYPE OF OBJECT: Dog?

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Everyday; transportation

DESCRIPTION: Set of two sealskin lanyards forming loop, with two straps. Strap ends folded over with rivets and cord. Adjustable opening with two perforated bone toggles, one of which is in the form of a polar bear, with painted decorations.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1930 C

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; metal; sinew; iron: bone; pigment

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; carved; painted; assembled

MOTIFS: geometric; dot; zigzag
TYPE OF OBJECT: Dog?

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Everyday; transportation

DESCRIPTION: Set of two sealskin lanyards forming loop, with two straps. Strap ends folded over with rivets and cord. Adjustable opening with two perforated bone toggles, one of which is in the form of a polar bear, with painted decorations.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1930 C

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; metal; sinew; iron: bone; pigment

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; carved; painted; assembled

MOTIFS: geometric; dot; zigzag

©1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Whip

Sealskin lash on one end of which are sewn four lashes nailed to a turned wooden handle wrapped in skin lash.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

animal; sealskin; metal; wood
Length: 362cm
39-00037-000
©1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.


CULTURAL CONTEXT: Everyday use; transportation

DESCRIPTION: Sealskin lash on one end of which are sewn four lashes nailed to a turned wooden handle wrapped in skin lash.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1939 P

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; metal; wood

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved; assembled; sewn; nailed
CULTURAL CONTEXT: Everyday use; transportation

DESCRIPTION: Sealskin lash on one end of which are sewn four lashes nailed to a turned wooden handle wrapped in skin lash.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1939 P

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; metal; wood

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved; assembled; sewn; nailed

©1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Identify some traditional and exchange materials and manufacture methods utilized by Canadian Arctic Peoples
  • Identify some objects made by Canadian Arctic Peoples using a combination of traditional and exchange materials and their uses
  • Describe how exchange materials have influenced the objects made by Canadian Arctic Peoples

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