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FROM CARD: "ILLUS., HNDBK. N. AMER. IND., VOL. 5, ARCTIC, PG. 355, FIG. 9. LABRET OF IVORY MOUTH PIECE WITH 2 BLUE BEADS ATTACHED WITH WOODEN DOWELS."Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here ), entry on this artifact , retrieved 1-24-2020: Labret made of ivory with two glass beads attached by means of wood dowels inserted into holes drilled into the body of the labret and the beads. A third hole in the labret may have been intended to hold a similar bead and dowel. More information here: Inuvialuit males wore stud-shaped ornaments in incisions under each corner of the mouth. Labrets were often decorated by attaching half of a bead to the outer surface.

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