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Net gauge

qilakeggun “net gauge”
Language: Central Yup'ik

Aanaka kuvyacuitullruuq [my mom used to make a small fishnet] out of sinew from the maklak [bearded seal].

—Neva Rivers, 2002

This measuring tool is for making a fine-mesh net such as a dip net for tomcod, seine net for herring, or round net for needle fish. The tool is made of bone, wood, and spruce root.

Culture: Yup’ik
Region: Nunivak Island, Alaska
Object Category: Fishing
Dimensions: Length 16.1cm
Accession Date: 1991
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E016157