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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Why did the donor of these mittens refer to them as “tumgluttons” – what is the origin of this name?

responded: Jun 10, 2010

Posted by Mary

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