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Ornament

Although the register describes this as a stick of feather money, it is actually a hair ornament of the feathers used for money, as worn by men for dances....

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Kamleika

A completely waterproof garment, made of strips of seal gut, that in Arctic conditions remains pliable. Double-folded seams sewn with sinew thread and birdbone needles. A type of kamleika worn...

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Parka

Taking a month to make, this parka is traditionally made by women from sea mammal gut. It is a waterproof outer garment that incorporates fur and dyed gut appliqué. Human...

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Ulumate

During periods of mourning or ritual prohibition (tabu), men were sometimes required to shave off their hair in sacrifice. Ulumate (literally ‘dead head’) wigs like this one were worn by...

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Boot

A pair of caribou skin boots with gut or sinew thread stitching that was made and collected in the 19th century. The Inuit had two outfits of caribou skin, each...

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Boot

A pair of caribou skin boots with gut or sinew thread stitching that was made and collected in the 19th century. The Inuit had two outfits of caribou skin, each...

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Lock of hair

A souvenir acquired by local solicitor William Buckingham. Although its authenticity has yet to be verified, Dorcas Young was born in 1832 and was a descendant of infamous English...

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Braided hair cord

Head hair (lauoho) was of great significance in Hawaii. The act of binding persons together occurs symbolically through the use of ‘aha, a cord braided from coconut husk fibre, human...

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Harpoon line

Harpoon line of tightly braided seal gut or sinew. Collected on the 1791-5 voyage of Captain George Vancouver to the Northwest Coast and south-east Alaska by Midshipman J. W. Scott....

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Harpoon head and line

A line of seal hide with bindings of quill and sinew or gut. The toggling harpoon head is set with an iron blade. Collected 1826-7 by Peard on the voyage...

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