Lamellar armour worn by Koryak people Lamellar armour was one of three early body armour types, made from rectangular or vaguely rectangular armour plates laced into horizontal rows. The other two types are scale armour and laminar armour. Lamellar armour was used over a wide range of time periods in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and across Asia, including Japan.
Vladimir Jochelson conducted ethnographic research during an expedition in 1900-01 as part of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition managed by Franz Boas and the American Museum of Natural History. These black and white pictures of Koryak people living in the northern areas around Penzhinsky Bay were taken by Jochelson and his wife Dina Brodskaya.