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Eskimo Traditional Dress, Jewelry and Dolls in the UAF Museum

Traditional Dress and Beadwork in The University of Alaska Museum

EskimoTraditional Dress, Jewelry and Dolls

Click Thumbnails to see larger photos1.Wooden Sunglasses:

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2. Doll of a hunter wearing a birdskin parka

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3. Back of a woman's dress parka with"sunshine" ruff (post 1920) in wolverine fur, body of parka is predominantly inarctic ground squirrel (short brown gray fur) andHolstein calf skin (black and whitepatterned sections), the rear of the sunshine ruff is in Beaver, and there is red fox trim(long orange fur) on arms.

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4. Front of above parka..

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5. Labrets, and a carved "pocket watch" inwalrus ivory.

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6. Combination earrings and necklace.

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7. Woman's sealskin overall worn by costal Eskimos

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8. Sewing Implements (Ulu knives) made from old sawblades:

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9. Doll parka similar to figs 3 & 4, plus smalldoll in cloth parka.

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8. Dance headdress for a woman, with wolverine furtop.

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.9.Detail of a Shaman's belt with bone fetishesand glass beads.

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10 Complete view of above belt.

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11. Woman's dance headdress.

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12. Doll wearing sunbleached gutskin parka..

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13. Doll dressed in pre-contact style infant wintergarment. This type of garment includes an open crotch, where a diaper is worn over theopening, and filled with soakers of dried lichen. The hands of the garment are sewn shutto discourage frostbite, and strings of beads are sewn to the hand-ends for the child toplay with.

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14. Wooden spirit masks used in storytelling dancerituals.

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15. Fur lined gloves.

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