Carrying Strap

Pack Strap


From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA1267A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Klukwan
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. Wraps around the shoulder or breast and is used to carry heavy loads.

Length 52.1 cm
Width 5.9 cm
Credit Line Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

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