Ethnographic Collection

The Museum's ethnographic collection documents historical cultures of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The collection, which numbers thousands of individual items, comprises materials donated by University researchers, students, and alumni, as well as members of the general public in search of a home for their personal collections. Many materials also were generated from Museum-sponsored collecting expeditions.

Holdings are strong in Inuit (Eskimo) items such as skin garments and bone and ivory tools; Plains beaded and feathered items; Southwestern pottery, basketry, and kachina dolls; domestic items and apparel from Central America and Mexico; hunting equipment, tools, weapons and personal items from various areas of Africa and Southeast Asia; Japanese ivory carvings; and Chinese carvings of jade, agate, and other precious stones.


North America artifact
North America
Central and South America artifact
Central & South America
Asia artifact
Asia
Africa artifact
Africa
Oceania artifact
Oceania
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Museum Collection Databases

Osage vest
Osage Vest
early 20th century
animal skin, glass beads
Conrad Collection
MAC1968-148

Fulani saddle bag
Fulani Saddle Bag
Mali, Africa
1970
leather, paint
MAC1971-1


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