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Carrying Strap

Pack Strap

Object Number:NA1270
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Bone
Length: 56.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Credit Line:Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

Description

Short, diamond shaped strap or tumpline made from animal hide with brown fur on one side. Line and geometric designs are cut into the fur. Tapers at both ends and slit, then reinforced with a short, bone rod. One end has a braided, hide cord attached. Wraps over the forehead and is used to carry heavy loads.

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