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

Unidentified Koryak maker
Western Arctic


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



Place Made: Russia, Europe


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

Russian 38.23, Imagining Siberia, Tatiana Filimonova, Spring 2023


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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