Mittens

Found in a Newfoundland field, these well-mended “tumgluttons” were used for hunting and fishing. Notice how three fingers are kept together for warmth, while the index finger and thumb are allowed to move freely. These mittens maintain heat better when wet, so fishermen dipped them in warm salt water with their hands still inside.


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What piece of clothing have you loved and worn so much that you had to mend it?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Tatiana Jouikova

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