A bunch of sable noses and lips
river Samarga, Primorsky Oblast, Ussuri Krai, Kurnau Village
early 20th century
Fur: natural: hide (sable); threads: tendinous cord (rope)
Sable's and other fur animals's noses and lips were were cut off by hunters and fastened on a thin tendon rope. Such bundles were carefully kept, never sold or exchaned. It was believed that the violation of this prohibition would lead to the loss of luck in hunt. Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva
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