Skeins of thread No. 536—18/1—10. Collector: Yu. F. Lisianskii. 1804-1805, Kodiak Island. Kodiak Eskimos.

Skeins of thread No. 536—18/1—10. Collector: Yu. F. Lisianskii. 1804-1805, Kodiak Island
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Title:
Skeins of thread No. 536—18/1—10. Collector: Yu. F. Lisianskii. 1804-1805, Kodiak Island
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Commentation:
Material: split whale tendons. In skeins No. 536—18/14, -18/15, -18/16, -18/17, –18/18 there are red wool threads. Dimensions: No. 536—18/1: length 12.5 cm No. 536—18/2: length 19 cm No. 536—18/3: length 16 cm No. 536—18/4: length 13 cm No. 536—18/5: length 16 cm No. 536—18/6: length 12 cm No. 536—18/7: length 15 cm No. 536—18/8: length 15 cm No. 536—18/9: length 21 cm No. 536—18/10: length 15.5 cm “When preparing skins, they sew them together with thread (which they obtained from the Alaska Peninsula) from twisted caribou or whale tendons. One has to have a lot of patience when making these threads because they must first split the dried sinew into very fine threads and then join them together and twist them” (Davydov 1812: 11).
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