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Inuit snow goggles made from muskox bone, Greenland Arctic Alaska, 1900

Inuit snow goggles made from muskox bone, Greenland Arctic Alaska, 1900

Snow goggles made from muskox bone, of Inuit origin (Eskimaux), population established in Greenland, Alaska and the Arctic region. Clean style, rounded shape with two narrow slits to allow vision. Holes all around allowing you to insert a lace, and adjust the glasses to the user's face, as well as attach them to a hood or balaclava.

In its juice, traces of age and wear.

Snow goggles are a type of eyewear traditionally used by the Inuit and Yupiks, and other Arctic peoples to prevent snow blindness.

The glasses are made to fit the wearer's face, and adjusted so that only light entering them passes through the slits. The slits are narrow to reduce the amount of light entering the eye, but also to improve visual acuity.

This is an ethnic object that can complete a cabinet of curiosities or a collection of objects relating to tribal arts, primitive arts.

 

International shipping. Delivery by colissimo with careful packaging and reinforced protection of the item.

 

DIMENSIONS: H4.5xL16xD2.5cm

DATE: End of the 19th century, beginning of the 20th century

ORIGIN: Inuit, Yupik, Inupiat

WEIGHT: 0.028 kg

    €800.00Price
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