Fish Spear


From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA1251
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Hide

Wooden shaft for a fish spear. A slot is present at one end with hide lashings wrapped around the opening. Lashings are also wrapped around the spear shaft close to the same end and likely would have held two smaller shafts with barbed ends.

Length 94 cm
Width 3.4 cm
Credit Line Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

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