Eskimo Life Barrow Alaska


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-29A7

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
17.0014
InstInvContrNumF004a
2017:49.1

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
Eskimo Life Barrow Alaska
DateDataF006b
6/28/2017
QuiltTopF054
Kutraluh, Ruth M.
Aglu, Flora
Tuglona, Hester
Mamegans, Ada K.
Mamegans, Bessie
LocMadeF057a
Barrow
ProvStateF057d
Alaska (AK)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateFinishF023b
c1930

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Museum collection

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
68"
OverallLengthF012b
82"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Black
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Two color
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
TypeInscripF019
Multiple Names
Message
ContInscripF020
Eskimo Life Barrow Alaska Outlining done by Ruth M. Kutraluh Flora Aglu Hester Tuglona Ada K. Mamegans and Bessie Mamegans
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LayFormatF024
Horizontal bands
NumBlockF026
8
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Sateen
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Black

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
MatUsedF048
No filling
QuiltTechF049
Not quilted
FeaturesF053
The top is covered with embroidered scenes and images of objects and animals in black embroidery floss. The embroideries are evenly spaced into rows. Scenes and images include: hunting polar bear, seals and whales; harvesting blubber from a whale; doing laundry in a tub; traditional dwellings; ice dwelling; children playing games; people in kayaks; driver and sled team; woman with fishing line; harpoon points, ulu and knife, shoes; sled pulled by reindeer; polar bear hunting seal; wildlife. The backing is folded over to the top to form a binding, which is embellished with cross stitch at the edges in black thread.

Page 7-Owner Information

OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
AcquiredF058
Purchase
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Restricted
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Image cannot be copied without permission

Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
6
28
2017
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt
SourceOtherF006a
Museum employee
SourceInfoF088b
Michigan State University Museum
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Image Information

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Image -- master
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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
photocredit079a1
Pearl Yee Wong
HolderF080a
MSU Board of Trustees
CreditLineF080b
Courtesy of MSU Museum
DistribRestF080d
Image cannot be distributed without permission
DisplayResF080e
Image cannot be displayed without permission
LicenseF080f
Image cannot be licensed without permission

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