Artifacts

Bola
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This “bola” is an Inuit hunting weapon. Fastened together at one end round a tuft of grass or bird’s feathers, and attached with sinew cords and ivory weights. The hunter would hold the gathered end and throw the weight and cords when hunting. The cords are long enabling them to be thrown a great distance. The bola would then become entangled between the animal’s legs preventing it from escape and securing its capture.