Carrying Strap

Pack Strap


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA5735
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Plant Fiber

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.

Credit Line Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

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