Lip ornaments (labrets) made of ivory, bone, stone, and wood main content.

Lip ornaments (labrets) made of ivory, bone, stone, and wood

From the Tlingit people of Alaska, lip ornaments of ivory, bone, stone and wood. Beside these, out of focus in the photo, is a colorful mask of wood and pigment.

Exhibition Text

Women inserted these through perforations in their lower lips.

Collection Information

(Left side, top to bottom)

Catalog No: E/ 181
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: IVORY
Dimensions: L:2.5 W:1 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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Catalog No: E/ 170
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: BONE
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