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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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IMAGE
Skin Hat: Allugaq / Skin hat.

LOCATION: Sutkum, Alaska Peninsula, 1883

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90446)

DIMENSIONS: 26 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
This tall skin hat may have been worn for winter dance ceremonies or belonged to a shaman or whaler. The red-painted front panel is embroidered with caribou hair, yarn, and strips of thin painted skin, with added puffs of ermine and sea otter fur. The side panels are made of ground squirrel fur.


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