Ottoman throwing spears (Jarids) and quiver, circa 1680, the plain steel arrowheads with quadrangular tips, wooden hafts and silver terminals formed as tubular sockets decorated with chased and engraved medallions containing floral sprays, the wooden quiver mounted with blue-green velvet, the silver chape, lock and suspension loops decorated en suite, the lock with traces of gilding, 83.8cm.
An Alaskan Eskimo man in 1900s models a parka fashioned of walrus intestine. Waterproof and easy to come by for the sea-focused people, the material was prepared by air curing, sliced and sewn with a waterproof stitch, the same used on the umiak (canoe) he’s holding. The jacket’s extra material at the hem functioned as a spray skirt when he was at sea. Other innards with uses: Bladders became water bags, guts got sewn together as sod-house windows, and stomachs stretched for tambourine drums