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QUAINT CUSTOMS OF WORLD'S QUEER FEOPLE
THE CLOTHES THEY WEAR IN GREENLAND
The arctic explorers and whalers
always touch Greenland before they
make their dashes farther north, with
the result that the native Greenland
ers of these days have a pretty good
taste of, civilization.
These natives are Eskimos, or half
breeds. In return for furs and fish
.they sell, to their visitors and for
services they render, they, get much
cheap finery, and often utility arti
cles, such as cooking utensils, cloth
ing stoves, furniture and whisky.
The general result is that the
Greenland people dxess different to
the more remote Eskimos.
The girl in the photograph un
doubtedly wears a costume made in
Denmark or Norway, where they best
understand the manufacture of
clothes for extremely cold climates.
Some of the women are quite at
tractive. Most of them have flatter
faces, however, than the one here
shown. She lives at Therasak, north
west Greenland, and is of part Danish
Trousers are common to both
sexes and the forms of head-dress
are practically the same. The men
of South Greenland wear a garment
called a timiak, made of bird skins,
the feathers being turned inward.
This timiak has a hood, which is
drawn over the head in the open air.
Another garment, called anorak, a
sort of vest, made of cotton, is worn
over the timiak. The trousers are
made of sealskin, and the same ma
terial is employed for the double pur
pose of sock and shoe. The combina
tion is called kamils. These consist
of an inner sock, with the fur turned
inward, and an outside shoe, made of
hairless, water-tight hide. Into the
fur interior the naked foot is put.
The women also of South Green
land wear a jacket made of bird skin,
but it differs from the men's garment
in that it has no hood. Instead of
A Greenland Belle.
the hood there is a high collar made
of black fox fur.
Maudie Mama, won'f you please
ask Doctor Doce to look at my little
duckling? It is ill. Mother No, no;
run away! Doctor Doce isn't a bird
doctor. Maudie well, papa said last
plght he was a -quack' doctor