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Snowmobile Snowmobile

Two-seater snowmobile, the Ski-Doo: Americas, Canada, Quebec, Valcourt, by Bombardier Ltd, 1974

Harpoon counterweight Harpoon counterweight

Harpoon counterweight, of fossilised walrus ivory, extensively engraved: Americas, USA, Alaska, Bering Strait, St Lawrence Island, Ivetok, Old Bering Sea II Inuit, c. 100 - 300 AD

Ulu Ulu

Woman's knife handle, or ulu, of walrus ivory, in the shape of a polar bear and extensively engraved: Americas, USA, Alaska, Bering Strait, St Lawrence Island, Gambell, Old Bering Sea III, c. 300 - 500 AD

Attush pera Attush pera

Weft beater (attush pera), wooden paddle with short handle, used in weaving: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th - early 20th century

Loom Loom

Back-strap loom of wood, with roll of striped elm bark cloth: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Loom backstrap Loom backstrap

Backstrap for loom (ishitomushni), curved oblong of wood, carved with symmetrical abstract designs, cord and bone toggle, worn behind weaver's waist to give tension to loom: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Thread winder Thread winder

Thread winder, wood carved with abstract designs, used in weaving: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Thread winder Thread winder

Thread winder, wood carved with abstract designs, used in weaving: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Tamasay Tamasay

Necklace (tamasay), beads of coloured glass, lead and engraved brass, worn by a woman: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th century

Belt Belt

Woven nettle fibre belt decorated with coloured cloth and blue glass beads, carrying seal and sharksin pouches, antler tip and two knives: Sakhalin, Ainu, 19th century

Earring Earring

Earring (ninkari), one of a pair, metal hoop with wire wrapped around one section, worn by a woman: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Carrying strap Carrying strap

Carrying strap (tar), elm bark straps extending from central panel with black and white geometric design, worn with centre positioned against forehead and straps supporting load carried on the back: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Robe Robe

Robe, striped elm-bark cloth (attush) with abstract designs in blue cotton calico applique and embroidery around hem, cuffs and collar, worn by a man: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Robe Robe

Robe (ruunpe), dark blue cotton cloth with red and white abstract applique decoration, worn during a ceremony: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Pons ikayop Pons ikayop

Model quiver (pons ikayop), wood with carved abstract designs, used as charms or placed into burials: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Pons ikayop Pons ikayop

Model quiver (pons ikayop), wood with carved abstract designs, used as charms or placed into burials: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

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