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Snowshoe

Object Number:NA5764B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Skin
Gut
Length: 125 cm
Width: 53.6 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917
Other Number:552 - Other Number

Description

One of a pair of snowshoes. Wooden frame made from two pieces of wood that are steamed, bent, and spliced together at the toe. Wood has a slightly pink tinge. Three wooden cross braces separate the snowshoe into sections of hexagonal weave netting made from gut or sinew. The central section has an open, straight weave of 16 warp straps and 4 weft straps made from hide. The front end of the central portion has a large opening between the straps. Upturned toe, pointed heel.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven\'s Journey: The World of Alaska\'s Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 175, fig. 182View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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