Objects
Armlet. Oroche
Armlet. Oroche
Title
Armlet
Ethnic groups
Oroche
Territory
Ussuri Krai
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Rubrics
Costume
Material
Cloth: cotton; threads: animal: silk
Dimensions
length 50.0; width 12.0
Number
РЭМ 8762-18303/2
Annotation
The armband was part of men’s festive clothing. The image of a bear's head on it was considered a talisman against evil spirits. Armbands of this type were sometimes worn by men during bear hunting as well as a talisman. The cult of the bear-ancestor was widespread among the Orochs and other peoples of the Amur-Sakhalin region. Abstract by Tatiana Sem