Tlingit warriors wore battle helmets depicting crest animals or ancestors, along with wooden visors, thick leather tunics, and body armor made of wooden rods or slats. They armed themselves with bows and arrows, spears, clubs, and daggers. This helmet depicts a wrinkled human face once embellished with bear fur whiskers and human hair. Pierced hands stretch across the front, joined to a stylized body in the back. Helmets were carved from hard, dense spruce burls to withstand blows from clubs and even shots fired from Russian muskets.This appears to be made from a burl and there is an early repair that appears to have been fixed with tree sap or something on the backside with an early square headed nail. The piece is very heavy and of exceptional quality. This is large, but would have fit a smaller sized head and a collar would have been worn to protect the neck in battle. Again, an exceptional piece none the less and please check out my other great and rare Alaskan items. I will be listing hundreds of items over the next month or so.
The item "Early Alaska Tlingit Indian Warrior Battle Helmet Burl Polychrome Rare" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "collectingjuneau" and is located in Juneau, Alaska.
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