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Hunter's Pouch

Native NameKetush (uncertain)
Object Number:A454
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: Before 1901
Early Date: 1891
Late Date: 1901
Materials:Bear Hide
Vegetable Fiber
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901


Kamuy-rus-kar-o-p (カムイルシカロプ). Hunter's pouch made out of brown bear fur (Ursus arctos). This would have held a firemaking kit and could have been attached to a quiver of arrows.


[Catalogue] Dubreuil, Chisato, and Fitzhugh, William W. 1999. Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People.. Washington, D.C. Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Association with University of Washington Press. pg. 415 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 2.8, pg. 36View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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