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Carrying Strap

Pack Strap

Object Number:NA5735
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917


Short, rectangular strap or tumpline made from animal hide with traces of brown fur on one side. Tapers slightly at each end where a hide cord is attached. One cord has a fragment of a plant fiber rope attached. Wraps over the forehead and is used to carry heavy loads.

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