Float. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. Prior to 1843.

Float
Collection MAE RAS: № 593-99
Image ID: 4070546
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Museum inventory number:
№ 593-99
Title:
Float
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
prior to 1843
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Expedition:
I.G. Voznesenskii's expedition (1840-1849)
Materials:
sealskin, bone, wood, sinew
Dimensions:
length without the cord 98 cm, width 38 cm
Commentation:
This float comprises a set with cording No. 593—100. Floats were used to transport carcasses of sea animals. A hunter would not drag an animal onto his kayak, but would leave it in the water, attach it to a float and sail it to shore.
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