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Contents: ARTIFACTS: Hair combs & accessories, Kayak parts, Shaman, snow goggles, ulus, shovels/diggers, Eskimo book, Artifact collection display
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ALASKAN NATIVE ESKIMO ARTIFACTS
|HAIR COMBS & Accessories|
ARTIF-1700 5/8" long x 1/2" wide, ivory hair ornament; found on St. Lawrence island, circa Thule period, 1200 AD to 1700 AD $18 SOLD
(Glasses, the first "sunglasses")
An ingenious invention way ahead of its time, made by Native people to be able to avoid snow blindness. Tiny slits in the material allows them to see without damaging their eyes or vision.
The first goggles date back to the Old Bering Sea Culture, 2000 years ago. They were the ancestors of the modern Inuit.
Above right photo shows repair with stick of whale baleen
EXTREMELY RARE. Snow Goggles made of wood, string is sinew (not original). Punuk tribe (2000+ years old). From St. Lawrence Island. Measures 5" wide x 1" tall x 3/4" thick
Not an artifact, but VINTAGE. Goggles made of antler, straps are leather.
Worn by a lady researcher on the Smithsonian staff doing research in British Columbia, Canada in the 1940's. Measures 5-3/4" wide x 1-1/8" tall x 1/2" deep
VINTAGE 1959 TRADING CARD
"Indian Trading Card" of
Eskimo with Snow Goggles. In plastic sleeve. Words on reverse:
Indian Trading Card, No. 76, Collect all 80.
To protect their eyes from the glare of the snow, the Eskimo invented snow goggles. These are made from narrow strips of wood or bone. The small slits allow the Eskimo to see out, but keep too much glare from reflecting in.
Auto signed "Clif Hayton"
"One of a series of 11 cards on Alaskan Indians"
Image on right, "Indian Picture writing - Bear".
F. H. Fleer, Prtd. U.S.A. "
Measures 13-3/8" tall x 9-1/2" wide x 3/4" thick
Weight: 3 pounds 4 oz.
Measures 14-1/4" tall x 15-1/4" wide x 1/2" thick
Weight: 3 pounds 6 ounces
Measures 15-3/8" long x 14-3/8" wide x 1" thick
Weight: 5 pounds 14 ounces
Excellent book on Indian & Eskimo artifacts! Link to the Books page, item #BK-39 with more photos & details:
ANOTHER ESKIMO ARTIFACT COLLECTION
(St. Lawrence Island)
(already SOLD as a group)
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