Camouflage shield and flintlock gun with ramrod
Image by Musée départmental de Solutré
Camouflage shield.

Hunters used the shield to stalk wild reindeer with a gun; lumps of snow placed on the exterior surface improved the camouflage.
Tobolsk region, Beryozovsky District, 1909-1910.

Wood, Reindeer hide.

Length 120cm, width 24 cm.

Coll. No. 171-616

Flintlock gun with ramrod.

Flintlock guns were present among the indigenous population of Siberia since the end of the sixteenth century, when the Siberian region was settled by the Russians, and remained in use until the first quarter of the twentieth century. The barrel and plates are decorated with carved geometric designs.
Yakutian region, 1909.

Wood, metal, reindeer suede.

Length 112 cm.

Coll. No. 1894-60.

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