Salmon Spear


From: Japan | Hokkaido | Biratori

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Kamui Chip Marek
Object Number A463B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Biratori
Section Asian
Materials Metal | Wood | Deerskin | Fiber

Marep (マレプ). Spear used for fishing. String is attached to the metal hook which runs through a hole and attaches to the shaft. This allows for some give so that a fish doesn't come free of the hook while flapping back and forth. These could also be attached to a larger pole.

Length 58 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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