Carrying Strap

Pack Strap


From: Alaska

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA5732
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide

Short, diamond shaped strap or tumpline made from animal hide with brown fur on one side. Tapers at both ends where a hide cord is attached. Wraps over the forehead and is used to carry heavy loads.

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

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