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Bow Drill

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

Description

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.

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