Float. Katmai.

Float
Collection MAE RAS: № 571-37
Image ID: 4070078
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Title:
Float
Ethnicity:
Katmai
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Katmai place
Location:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, The Aleutian Range
Date:
prior to 1843
Materials:
sealskin, bone, paint, wood
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Expedition:
I.G. Voznesenskii's expedition (1840-1849)
Commentation:
The float was used during winter ritual ceremonies designed to reincarnate the spirits of dead hunters.