For sale is an old original deer bone snow blinder or snow goggles. This style of goggles were used for centuries to prevent or reduce the glare off the snow during the seal hunt. They are in really good shape for their age.Engraved eyelashes on the front, very rare indeed. A large amount of the original "pitch" is still on the goggles (the light gray material). Pitch was applied to the goggles to further reduce glare. This pitch is made from a combination of ashes, dirt, and animal fats or pine tar. The pitch that remains is pretty hard and a permanent part of the goggles. From the early 1800's. Very old and sacred part of Indian history!
I bought out an estate in Raleigh North Carolina this past week. The item "Early 1800's Inuit Indian Bone Snow Blinder Goggles Alaskan Culture Mask Tool" is in sale since Tuesday, May 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".The seller is "mejsoldit" and is located in Cary, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.