Dulğan (Dolgan) Apron

Dating

20th century C.E.

Dulğan (Dolgan) Apron

Origin

Siberia

Materials

Skin, brass, ivory, glass beads

Dimensions

91 cm

43 cm

Culture

Tribe

Museum

Acquisition 

ID#

Dulğan (Dolgan)

British Museum

1913

As1913,1114.58

Copyright Status

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, The Trustees of the British Museum.

Source of Image

"A woman's apron made of hide, beads, buttons, brass, and ivory. An elongated triangle in shape, a round neckline, fastened at the nape of the neck with a metal button and leather loop. Densely worked beadwork at the neckline and lower section of the apron, worked on separate pieces of hide and stitched to body of garment. Lines of single coloured beads stitched closely together, covering the ground: white, yellow, red, blue, green and black glass beads. Flat brass (?) discs of different sizes stitched to upper beadwork. Lower panel has three equal sized flaps extending from rectangular panel above. White glass buttons sewn on top. Larger, polychrome glass beads strung on leather strips suspended below. Twelve large round brass (?) rings secured to ends; one has come detatched. Two are suspended from a metal chain on left side (as worn). Below hangs a boat-shaped piece of ivory. An inverted heart-shaped piece of brass (with punched holes) is suspended from opposite side, with a beaded pouch below."