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[[File:97.155-SC16173.jpg|thumb|Mink-lined shoes<br>MFA# 97.155]]
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
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stoat (Mustela erminea); short-tailed weasel; lækat (Dan.); Hermelin (Deut., Sven.); armiño (Esp.); hermine (Fr.); hermelijn (Ned.); gronostaj(Pol.); arminho (Port.);
 
stoat (Mustela erminea); short-tailed weasel; lækat (Dan.); Hermelin (Deut., Sven.); armiño (Esp.); hermine (Fr.); hermelijn (Ned.); gronostaj(Pol.); arminho (Port.);
  
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[[File:52.1314b-SC10197.jpg|thumb|Muff and stole<br>MFA# 52.1314]]
== Other Properties ==
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
Color = white in winter  Guard hairs = silky
 
Color = white in winter  Guard hairs = silky
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File:Hermelinwinterfellf5.jpg|Stoat  ''Mustela erminea''
 
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
== Authority ==
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "ermine" [Accessed November 15, 2001].
 
 
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "ermine" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed November 15, 2001].
 
  
 
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
 
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermine (Accessed Nov. 2, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermine (Accessed Nov. 2, 2005)
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 12:53, 18 October 2020

Mink-lined shoes
MFA# 97.155
Mink cape
MFA# 62.507

Description

The fur trade name for the winter white coat of a stoat (Mustela erminea). Weasels have reddish brown fur in the summer and a thick, white coat in winter with the exception of the tip of the tail which remains black. Found primarily in Eurasia and North America, white ermine fur was highly valuable. During the 14th century in England, only nobility were allowed to wear ermine.

Synonyms and Related Terms

stoat (Mustela erminea); short-tailed weasel; lækat (Dan.); Hermelin (Deut., Sven.); armiño (Esp.); hermine (Fr.); hermelijn (Ned.); gronostaj(Pol.); arminho (Port.);

Muff and stole
MFA# 52.1314

Physical and Chemical Properties

Color = white in winter Guard hairs = silky

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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