|Ivory Model of Reindeer, Siberia 1884.1.6 © Pitt Rivers Museum|
The Pitt Rivers Museum has many objects associated with reindeer, either made from parts of reindeer or models of reindeer. Our most well-known reindeer object is the reindeer milk cheese from Norway displayed on the Lower Gallery, which is over 100 years old! In the Court (ground floor), there is a carved ivory model of reindeer pulling a sled in the Ivory and Bone case, reindeer knickers from Siberia in the emporary exhibition My Siberian Year, 1914 -1915, plus clothing made from reindeer skin and fur. There'll also be a reindeer harness and an unusual Swedish reindeer-skin shoe appearing in the new Leatherwork display on the Lower Gallery very soon!
|Reindeer Milk Cheese 1886.12.2 © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Reindeer Knickers 1915.50.111 © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Reindeer Hat © Pitt Rivers Museum|
One way to get festive this year is to make your own reindeer antlers. They are very easy and simple to make and can be created at home. Follow this link for instructions - How to Make a Reindeer Hat.
From all the Education and Learning staff at the Pitt Rivers Museum, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!