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Bag Handle
Made of ivory and skin

Large, oblong bags of skin serve to hold tools and various implements. The bags are carried with bone or ivory handles tied lengthwise, parallel with the bags’ open mouths. The engraved whale-tail and circle and dot motifs may represent tallies of whales captured and the record of events over a period of time.

From the Western Arctic
Dating to the late 19th century
Gift of Bishop I.O. Stringer
NS23657


HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURING TOOLS
DOMESTIC TOOLS

Bag Handle, NS23657

Bag Handle, NS23657
Needles and Needle Case, HC2014 Needle Case, Needles, and Thimble, HC2973 Comb, 960.115.10    
 
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