It is made of deerskin suede, has an elongated shape, with an acute tip on the lower edge, which is a feature of men’s plastrons (women’s ones have a straight lower edge). Decorated with multicolor bead embroidery and hair from under reindeer’s neck, the edge is trimmed with long fur of mountain goat. They wore the plastron under a parka worn open whose flaps did not meet together, to protect the breast and belly from cold. It was tied on the neck and waist with suede strings.
Abstract by M.V. Fedorova