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Shoe

Native Nameチェプケレ
Object Number:A406B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ainu
Provenience: Japan
Hokkaido
Yurup
Section:Asian
Materials:Salmon Skin
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

Description

Cepker (チェプケレ). Shoe made of salmon skin (Oncorhynchus keta). These types of shoes were usually worn during the winter months to protect the Ainu from the cold. The shoes would have been worn with socks made from lobed elm tree leaves known as ohyonire (Ulmus laciniata Mayr).

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. 2008. アイヌの工芸 : ペンシルバニア大学考古学人類学博物館ヒラーコレクション = Ainu collections : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Hiller Collections.. Sapporo. Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. pg. 134 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 30 cm Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 87 pg. 50View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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