Bow Drill


From: Arizona | Shipaulovi | Second Mesa

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 38685
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience Arizona | Shipaulovi | Second Mesa
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Stone | Leather | Fiber

Pump-style bow drill. The drill shaft is nocked at the upper end and has a stone point attached with leather at the lower end. A rectangular board on the upper half is attached to the shaft with a leather strap. A circular weight is attached below the board and acts as a flywheel. Likely painted at one time.

Length 47 cm
Width 20 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Southwest, R. Stewart Culin, 1901

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