Artifacts

Arrow Shafts
ITEM: 765
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Arrows
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Wood shaft, shale head. Baleen whipping.

Bola
ITEM: 748
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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... read more

Box
ITEM: 782
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Long oval shape, made of wood with a lid attached with leather hinges.

Carving of Rings
ITEM: 753e
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Charms
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A pair of hunting charms in the form of a seal. These charms were worn to honour animals and were part of rituals that sought the co-operation of animal spirits. For native tribes of the North, hunting animals such as seals was a spiritual and harmonious practise. Once caught, every part was utilised in order to show respect. A common... read more