Velvyegyt, or treading skis
Chukotka National District, Magadan Oblast, Chukotka district, village
Leather; wood; metal
Velvyegyt, or treading skis (Chukchi, lit. “crow feet”) were made from two bent birch branches with their ends joined and fastened with a leather string at the joint. In the space between the small spreader planks arranged closer to the ends, a belt net supporting the sole and a loop to fasten the foot was provided. The skis of this type were used by sea hunters for moving across the ice, and by deer herdsmen for moving on deep snow. Knive for dressing a whale carcass. Abstract by V.V. Gorbacheva
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