- Museum number
Pair of mitts (aaqqatit) used for kayaking, made of harp seal skin (aataaq), sewn with synthetic thread, using round stitch and running stitch on the bodice, and simple round stitch on the lower hem. Each mitten constructed of three pieces of sealskin for the bodice, with hairside turned out, and two pieces for the lower hem (to be folded up when the mitten is worn), with hairside turned inwards. The thumb on each mitten is formed by extensions from the two pieces of selaskin that form the inside of the bodice. The sealskin is dehaired, but some hair left on the bodice to allow better grip.
- Production date
- 2001 (July)
Length: 29 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The mitts were used by Maligiaq J.Padilla, chair of the kayak club in Sisimiut, and Greenlandic Kayak Champion, for the rolling competitions under the Championship in Nanortalik in July 2001.
See photographs of Juliane Padilla making kayak mitts at the Kayak Championship in Nanortalik, July 2001.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- B.Pauksztat field collection. Bought from Maligiaq J.Padilla, 23 July 2001, in Nanortalik after the Kayak Championship.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number