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Woven belt with bone attachments. Wide belt is made in a tight basket weave from thin strips of light and dark brown leather. Buckle is made of two pieces of bone, smoothly carved into rectangles, with a prong nailed to one that fits into a tube joint in the other. Several figures are etched into the bone, including a hunter and a woman in lightweight clothing, and tools such as an oil lamp, ulu, and chopper, among others. Back of belt has similar pieces attached, with images including a walrus and person paddling a boat. Two small undecorated buttons and a long undecorated loop are also attached to the back. Many of the images are accompanied by small Inuktitut syllabics.

History Of Use

The pouch (3202/2) is thought to have been attached to the belt at one time.


Gigliotti was stationed in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaliut) as a meteorologist from 1952-54. During this period he acquired a small collection of Inuit objects from two Inuit men who were allowed to come out to the station. He was told the objects were from Cape Dorset.

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