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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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IMAGE
Thread Bobbin: Bobbin for sinew thread.

LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1887-1893

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 168633)

DIMENSIONS: 7.5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
To make thread, women first dried animal sinews, then pulled the sinews apart into thin fibers. They rolled these thin fibers together to make long strands of thread for sewing. This bobbin held finished strands, ready for use.


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