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Belt

Museum number:
2-45400
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Accession number:
Acc.2831
Object count:
1
Description:
Rawhide belt with tan rawhide applique with cotton stitching in geometric patterns. Round walrus ivory button fits into slit-like opening. Metal pin (to attach button).
Donor:
Mrs. Relzy Aikin and Relzy Aikin
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
ca. 1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1972
Context of use:
Made for sale.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 105 centimeters and width 7 centimeters
Comment:
traditional materials and techniques with substitution of cotton thread for animal fiber thread; non-traditional closure.
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