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vido nigidhi’oy “wooden food bowl”
Язык: Deg Xinag

Also called:
tritr tth’og “wooden bowl”
Язык: Deg Xinag

There was no paint long ago. They used berries – blackberries like that, maybe that was something they used right there [designs painted inside the bowl].

—Phillip Arrow, 2004

This Deg Hit’an food bowl from the lower Yukon River region consists of two pieces of spruce wood – a solid bottom carved from a big root and a wrap-around rim made by shaving, heating, and bending a straight-grained piece of tree trunk. The bowl is colored red with mineral ocher and has a black linear pattern painted around the inside. Large bowls like this were used to serve meat, soups and stews. They were traded to Yup’ik people on the coast for seal oil, seal skins and tobacco.

Культура: Athabascan
Регион: Yukon River (lower), Alaska
Деревня: Anvik
Категрия предмета: Housewares
Размеры: Length 30cm
Дата поступления: 1880
Источник: E. W. Nelson (collector)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E045496