Snow goggles

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Snow goggles iggaak
West Greenland
Wood

Donated by D. Blues, 1936
Museum number 1936-193-1

Snow blindness occurs when both the direct sunlight and glare from the snow is too intense for the human eye. It is a painful condition which hinders hunting, a matter of life and death to the Inuit. The narrow slits reduced the harmful light and improved visibility.

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