Image: Sewing Set, Canadian Arctic E55157

Sewing Set, Canadian Arctic E55157

Women’s sewing set containing needles, thread and thimble carved from ivory in the form of a seal (c. 15cm). It was collected in 1913 in north-western or northern Canadian Arctic by Hubert (George) Wilkins, member of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1916. Wilkins (1888 – 1958) was an Australian polar explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer.

Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913–1916 was led by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian Arctic explorer and ornithologist.

Stan Florek
© Australian Museum

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