Non-Traditional Woman's Purse (Made for the Retail Market)

Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Eastern Arctic


about 1945

Seal skin, leather, and printed cotton cloth

Overall: 7 5/16 × 7 1/16 in. (18.5 × 18 cm)

Overall: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Joan G. and Trevor Lloyd



Place Made: Nuuk, Greenland, North America


20th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Purse

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Collected in Greenland by Joan Glassco Lloyd and Professor Trevor Lloyd (1906-1995), Canadian Consul, 1945; given to present collection, 1959.

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