Headgear of a hunter for mammals. Late 19th - early 20th centuries. Aleutians. Aleutian Islands.
Such a headdress protected hunter’s eyes from sun flecks on a water and splashes. To produce this headdress of wood and whale bone took a lot of time and great skills. That is why this headgear was very expensive and was equal to the cost of 3-4 slaves or boats.