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Object Number:NA6827
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Skin
Length: 24 cm
Width: 18 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1925
Other Number:50 - Collector Number

Description

Set of 70 wooden gambling sticks with an animal skin carrying case and gambling mat. Sticks are painted with different numbers of circumferal bands in red or black pigments. The skin case is sewn along the sides with an opening flap at the top. A strap with a metal tab at the end is sewn onto the flap. The gambling mat is made from five sections of animal hide. The central section of hide has brown and white fur on one side and the two side sections have fringe along their entire lengths.

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