Dance mittens

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Previous owner
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933
Seller
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933
Presenter/funding source
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Object Name
Dance mittens
Media/Materials
Hide, hide thong/babiche
Techniques
Appliquéd, painted
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Frank H. Wood (1851-1933), a collector and curator of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society in New Bedford, Massachusetts; purchased by MAI from Frank Wood in 1916 using funds donated by Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.
Catalog Number
5/2959
Barcode
052959.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Contact Us
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