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Bundle of grass, first half of 19th century
Bundle of grass, first half of 19th century
Number
МАЭ № 3235-5
Title
Bundle of grass
Ethnicity
Kodiak Eskimos
Date
first half of 19th century
Collectors-person
Material
plant fiber
Dimensions
length 14.5 cm, width 2.5 cm
Annotation
“On Sutkhum Island there grows a root which the Koniags call shishkuk. This plant has a very short stem with four or five oblong shaped leaves. Shishkuk has a pleasant smell; they smoke it, and mothers drink warm water infused with it.” (Davydov 1813:83)
Corpus
Ethnography of America
Albums
Box with lid
Celebration kamleika. 19th c.