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Water Dipper: Qallúhun / Water dipper.
LOCATION: Katmai (Qayirwik), Alaska Peninsula, 1883
REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90441)
DIMENSIONS: 19.5 cm long.
To create steam for steam bathing (banya), water is ladled over hot rocks with a dipper. This dipper is a traditional style, made from carved and bent wood.