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Hanuak wearing native sunglasses [graphic materials] / Frank Willan

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1 photograph : b&w
Scope & Content
Image consists of an Inuit man called Hanuak wearing ilgaak (snow goggles) used to prevent snow blindness. The goggles are traditionally made of a piece of bone, ivory, or wood pierced with slits. In the Kivalliq dialect, ilgaak (ᐃᓪᒑᒃ) is used, while the North Baffin dialect uses iggaak (ᐃᒡᒑᒃ). Both words are also used to refer to sunglasses.
Reproduction: Public domain. Please cite Parks Canada, Vancouver Maritime Museum and item number.
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created by: Willan, Frank