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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Goggles, snow

Accession no.: N: 1031
Title: Goggles, snow
Description: Goggles, for snow, wood. Innu-Naskapi. Naini (Nain), Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada, 1933.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Innu-Naskapi
Former cultural affiliation Naskapi
Current place name Canada > Newfoundland > Labrador > Naini
Former place name Canada > Newfoundland > Labrador > Nain
Getty AAT Goggles
Field collection:
Person bingham
Place Canada > Newfoundland > Labrador > Nain (Array)
Date 1945
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Made from a single piece of wood. Rectangular opening (84 mm x 22 mm) cut for the eyes. Square holes on underside on either side of U-shaped depression for the nose. Curved to accommodate the face. Ends of caribou skin loop are threaded and knotted through holes on sides of goggles for attachment of goggles to wearer.

  • Width: 45mm, height: 36mm, length: 136mm