Wooden snow goggles and case, Inuit, North America, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in North America

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Wooden snow goggle case, containing 2 pairs of snow goggles, Eskimo

A wooden case and two pairs of snow goggles made by the Inuit (Eskimo) people of the Arctic region of North America, c. 1801-1900. The Inuit first developed this type of snow goggles about 2000 years ago to protect the wearer against snow blindness.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A645437
Materials:
pine, rawhide
type:
snow goggles

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