Greenland Doll West Greenland Inuit

Female doll representing the Inuit people of Greenland, wearing a beaded collar called ‘yoke’. The glass beads came to Greenland when trading with Europeans started. The yoke originates from West Greenland. The sealskin pants are short as the boots cover most of the legs. Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark and part of the North American continent.

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Object Doll wearing traditional costume
Origin Greenland
Culture Inuit people
Medium Fabric, compostion (?), beads, animal skin
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown
Size H 17 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Fleamarket end 2010's


Here's a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the people living in Greenland are dressed in their traditional costume.

Text on the back of the postcard: 'Girls from Greenland in ceremonial costumes'. Dated 1966.

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