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tangluk “pair of snowshoes”
Language: Central Yup'ik

Fine-meshed snowshoes that curve up at the toes are for walking on soft, deep snow. The frames are made from pieces of hot water-softened wood, bent into shape and lashed together at the toe and heel, separated in the middle by cross-bars. The mesh is leather thong, spiral-cut from a piece of caribou or other hide.

Culture: Yup’ik
Region: Bristol Bay, Alaska
Object Category: Travel
Dimensions: Length: 128cm
Accession Date: 1917 (collected 1894-1907)
Source: D. F. Tozier Collection
Museum: National Museum of the American Indian
Museum ID Number: 071136.000