Carrying Strap

Pack Strap


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA5731
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Bone | Plant Fiber

Long, rectangular strap or tumpline made from animal hide with brown fur on one side. Each end is slit and then reinforced with a short, bone rod, which is secured to the strap with thread. The bone rods are shallowly carved with incised line designs. Wraps around the shoulder or breast and is used to carry heavy loads.

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

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