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Outer parka (anuraaq)

Bildet kan inneholde: brun, beige, naturlig materiale, foto av stilleben.
Man’s outer parka made from caribou fur. A double layer of caribou fur – with the fur inwards inside and outwards outside – is the warmest clothing there is.

Boots

Boots made from caribou fur for winter wear. The shoes were worn over fur boots. One pair is made from caribou fur, the other from seal skin.

Bildet kan inneholde: brun, så, ull, ull, fawn.

Bildet kan inneholde: beige, suidae, fawn, neshorn.

Bildet kan inneholde: så, beige, naturlig materiale, metall, bein.

Mittens

Mittens made from seal skin, caribou fur and polar bear fur. The caribou is for warmth, the seal skin is waterproof and the polar bear fur adds a touch of style.

Bildet kan inneholde: brun, mørke, beige, naturlig materiale.

Bildet kan inneholde: brun, mørke, så, fawn, beige.

Bildet kan inneholde: beige, pels, fawn.

Snow goggles (iggat)

Snow goggles. These are made of wood but they could also be made of horn or antler. They prevented snow blindness.

Snøbrille

Snøbrille

Snøbrille

Snøbrille

Snøbrille

Snøbrille

Snøbrille

Snow knives (pana)

Snow knives made from antler were used to cut blocks of snow to build igloos.

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snøkniv

Snow probes (habgut)

Snow probes were used to check if snow was suitable for building igloos. They were also used to search for seals’ breathing holes in the ice.

Snøsøker

Snøsøker

Snøsøker

Stone lamps (uqsuq – spekk)

Stone lamps provided light and warmth in the igloo. The Netsilik had plenty of blubber for fuel so they made big lamps. The wicks were made from moss or Arctic cotton.

Lampe

Lampe

Lampe

Blubber pounders (uqsuq – spekk)

Blubber pounders were used to get the oil out of frozen blubber.

Spekklubbe

Spekklubbe

Spekklubbe

Spekklubbe

Spekklubbe

Blubber bag (uqsuq – spekk)

This bag, used to hold blubber, was made from a single ringed seal pelt.

Spekkpose

Tools (needles etc.)

Nålehus

Needle case: Inuit women made all of their family’s clothing. Needles were valuable items and were carefully stuck in a leather thong and kept in a bone case. The end of the thong is attached to a thimble holder.

Nåler av metall

Metal needles were highly prized objects.

Nål av måkevinge

The alternative was the wing bone of a gull.

Fingerbøl av selskinn

Thimble made of seal skin.

Fingerbøl av bein

Thimble made from bone.

Pren

Pren

Falseben

Awls and bone folder made from antler.

Ulu

The ulu was an woman’s most important tool. The crescent shaped knife was used for a variety of tasks, such as butchering animals, preparing food and making clothing.

Ulu

Harpoons (unaaq)

Harpoons were used in winter to hunt seals at their breathing holes in the ice. The line attached to the harpoon head made it possible to haul the seal up onto the ice. The hunter used the ice pick at the end of the harpoon to enlarge the hole.

HArpun

Harpun

HArpun

Harpun

HArpun

HArpun

Harpun

Harpun

Leister fish spears (kakivak)

Leister fish spears. These were used to catch salmon in fishing weirs during summer and autumn.

Lyster

Lyster

Kajakk (qajak)

Kayak with wooden frame covered with seal skin. The Netsilik mainly used kayaks on lakes during caribou hunts in late summer and autumn.KAjakk

Kajakk

Sledges

Slede

Sledges were used for general winter transport and to move to new hunting sites. This small model was probably made as a toy. The sledges were pulled by dogs.

Slede med hunder

Seal (netsik)

The Netsilik take their name - the people of the seal - from the animal that means most to them: the netsik (ringed seal). Every part of the seal was used: the blubber for light and heating, the meat for food, and the skin for clothing. Seal skin is particularly useful for ropes and waterproof clothing and equipment.

Sel

Sel

Published Jan. 20, 2021 10:53 AM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2021 9:15 AM