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

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

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.

Women inserted these through perforations in their lower lips.