Barbara Steinberg - Culture: Yup’ik Region: Yukon-Kuskokwim River Delta, Alaska Village: Nulukhtulogumut The ivory faces on these glass-bead earrings were featured in Nelson (E., The Eskimo about Bering Strait, pl.
Ear rings of Dentalium pretiosum shells and glass trade beads, worn by an Inuit girl. Collected at Hershell Island Collection McCord Museum, McGill University, Montreal. // Pg 266 "The Worldwide History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin.
These Stylish Glasses are inspired by Inuit or eskimo snow goggles (ijaaks or igaaks). Possibly the very first sunglasses ever created required for cutting out glare from both the sky and settled snow they enabled hunters to see their prey on the horizon.
Wedding veil covered with dentalia shells and blue glass beads; it is accented with red fabric and a variety of other beads - red, dark blue, white, and clear. Upper tiers attached to a blue cap and the remaining rows of dentalia are free hanging