Ritual braided sinew line. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. First half of 19th century.

Ritual braided sinew line
Collection MAE RAS: № 2888-68
Image ID: 4071595
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Museum inventory number:
№ 2888-68
Title:
Ritual braided sinew line
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
first half of 19th century
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Materials:
whale sinew, wood, caribou hair, cotton thread, wool thread, beads, cloth
Dimensions:
length 255 cm, length up to the bifurcation 115 cm
Commentation:
This type of braided line was given by a bride to her bridegroom to demonstrate her skill at handiwork. Braided sinew lines No. 2888—69 and No. 2888—72 are of the same type as this one.
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