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Sewing bag

imgug^dax^ “sewing kit”
Язык: Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut and Atkan dialects)

My mom used to have one, made out of just ordinary material…One pocket has threads, another pocket has a thimble, another pocket has scissors, and then it’s folded and tied, and you roll it.

—Mary Bourdukofsky, 2003

This handsome roll-up bag was sewn from white-tanned seal esophagus, decorated with red and black-painted esophagus and caribou hair embroidery. It has a pouch, a rounded flap, and a braided sinew cord that wraps around the bag when it is rolled up. Women used this type to hold sewing notions and men carried them as hunting bags to hold rifle cartridges, knife sharpeners, and other small tools.

Культура: Unangax (Aleut)
Регион: Alaska
Категрия предмета: Baskets, bags, boxes
Размеры: Length 44cm
Дата поступления: 1872
Источник: Vincent Colyer (donor)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E011078