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Awl

This wooden tool was once used for piercing holes in animal skin. To sew a seam, a woman traditionally pierced both pieces of skin with an awl and then laced...

Knife

Despite its crude appearance, this tool would have been used for cutting and cleaning seal and whale meat. This has an iron cutting blade set into a wooden handle...

Cap

A ceremonial hood that was worn in the 18th and 19th centuries. The two ears have been interpreted as the ears of a lynx or a hunting dog. It’s likely...

Cap

A ceremonial hood that was worn in the 18th and 19th centuries. Has been interpreted as ceremonial with the two flaps linked to the ears of a lynx or a...

Arctic saxicave, red nose or wrinkled rock borer

Shells from George Montagu’s collection. (Moll3672, Moll3673, Moll3674, Moll3675, Moll3676, Moll3677, Moll3678, Moll3679, Moll3680) In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of...

Kamleika

A completely waterproof garment, made of strips of seal gut, that in Arctic conditions remains pliable. Double-folded seams sewn with sinew thread and birdbone needles. A type of kamleika worn...

Goggles

Snow goggles were historically used by Arctic peoples to protect one’s eyes from the glare of the sun when out hunting. Date and origins of manufacture are unknown, no sign...

Purple sandpiper

This wader is usually a winter visitor to the British Isles where it feeds upon small invertebrates along the strand-line. Most breed in Arctic Canada, Greenland and Northern Europe but...