Decorative Band (opuvan) from a Man's Dancing Coat

Unidentified Koryak maker
Western Arctic
Arctic

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late 19th century

Fur (reindeer, seal, beaver) mosaic on reindeer skin, embroidered using slit-threading and edge-to-edge layering

Overall: 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Acquired by exchange from the American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

14.1.4460

Geography

Place Made: Russia, Europe

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Accessory

Research Area

European History

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 12.11, NAS 30, Arctic Crossroads: Its Peoples, Cultures, and History, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2015

Provenance

Collected by the Jessup Expedition, about 1897, sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York; received by present collection in Exchange #3, 1914.

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