Membrane for covering the light hole of a dwelling. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island.

Membrane for covering the light hole of a dwelling
Collection MAE RAS: № 571-36b
Image ID: 4073792
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Museum inventory number:
№ 571-36b
Title:
Membrane for covering the light hole of a dwelling
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Expedition:
I.G. Voznesenskii's expedition (1840-1849)
Materials:
membrane from the lungs of a whale, sinew
Dimensions:
length 156 cm, width 130 cm
Commentation:
“In place of glass they used beaver or other thin and transparent intestines, and for a frame they used four sticks: as a result there was very good light in the room.” (Davydov 1812:20).
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