Shaman's breast plate
East Siberia, Primorsky Oblast, Anadyr district
late 19th century
Fur: natural: hide (larga seal); leather: natural leather: hide; leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede (reindeer); fibers: animal: wool: reindeer hair under neck; fur (domestic dog – Canis lupus familiaris); paint
Part of the costume of the shaman of the transformed sex: it is a solar sign made from the skin of a reindeer. Concentric circles on the front surface are embroidered with reindeer hair. Such badges were rare attributes of the Chukchi shamans.
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