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North America | Pair of earrings from the Inuit (Eskimo) people; ivory and glass beads | ca. 19th century | Est. 5'000 - 7'000€ ~ (June '15)

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. 2009 edition.

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.

Lunettes de soleil Inuit

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.

This is a 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.  The upper tiers are attached to a blue cap and the remaining rows of dentalia are free hanging.  The sound produced by the dentalia and beads as the wearer moves is distinctive and added to the overall enhancement of the wearer, as it gave sound to the movements of the bride.  This might be comparable to the "rustling" n...

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

Northern Plains | Necklace; hide, leather and glass beads | ca. last quarter 19th century | 3'321$ ~ sold (Mar '15)

Northern Plains Beaded Hide and Commercial Leather Loop Necklace

La petite Mingeouk compare sa taille à celle d’une truite grise de 10 kilos à Tree River, sur le territoire actuel du Nunavut (Arctique canadien).  Photo : John J. O’Neill  Juillet 1915.

Mingeouk, daughter of Mupfa and Kilauluk, measuring herself against a 10 kilograms lake trout at Tree River, Nunavut / Mingeouk embrassant une truite de lac à Port Epworth, Nunavut Photo: John J. O’Neill July 1915 ©Canadian Museum of Civilization 38554

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