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Fishing Float

Object Number:NA10820
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Angoon
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Cedar Wood
Length: 66.5 cm
Width: 16.4 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number:Shotridge 107 - Field No SF

Description

Fishing float made of cedar carved to roughly resemble a sea bird. The float was attached to a fishing line and used to indicate when a fish bites.

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