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Inuitkvinder skraber rensdyrskind - Inuit women scraping caribou skin

To inuitkvinder skraber et rensdyrskind i Alaska. Det var vigtigt at skrabe skind fri for blod fedt og hinder, inden det blev brugt. Uskrabede skind bliver stive efter tørring og rådner hurtigt. Begge kvinder bærer en såkaldt ” Mother Hubbard”-dragt af europæisk stof foret med skind. ”Mother Hubbard” dragten blev indført af europæiske missionærer i Alaska i slutningen af 1800-tallet. Dragten kendes også fra Stillehavet og Hawaii, men uden for. I andre egne af Arktis fandt europæiske materialer og snit vej til inuits dragter, som f.eks. påsyede glasperler og lommer. Fotografi fra 5. thuleekspedition 1921-24.

 

Two Inuit women scraping a caribou skin in Alaska. Scraping blood, fat and mebranes off the skin was important. Un-scraped skin becomes stiff and decompose fast. Both women are wearing a Mother Hubbard dress of European cloth with a skin lining. The Mother Hubbard dress was introduced in Alaska by European missionaries in the late 19th century. This type of dress is also known from Hawaii and Polynesia, but without the skin lining. In other areas of the Arctic European material and dress details like pockets and glass beads found their way into Inuit skin clothing. Photo from the 5th Thule-expedition 1921-24.

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Taken circa 1921