- Museum number
sewing apparatus comprising (a) needle case carved of walrus ivory, through which passes a seal hide thong with a European steel needle (f) stuck in. To the thong are attached (b) a walrus ivory awl, (c) a walrus ivory single sewing hook, (d) a walrus ivory double sewing hook, and (e) a stone whetstone.
- Production date
- 1870s (before)
Height: 40 centimetres
Width: 5 centimetres
Depth: 1.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Parts "a" to "e" are given part-letters on registration Slip; Part "f" letter (steel needle) allocated by CDMS staff in 1982.
Kotzebue elders visit:
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1975 28 May-1978 20 Jun, Museum of Mankind; The Tribal Eye
1984 13 Dec-1986 Jun, Museum of Mankind, Inuit / Eskimo: People of the North American Arctic, Case: "Clothing"
2001 15 Feb-27 May, BM Room 35; Annuraaq: Arctic Clothing from Igloolik
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1872C1.8213a-f (old CDMS no.)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: Am1872C0610.22 (Christy "Additions" Register reference)