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Knife

sawik “knife”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

This fine ceremonial knife was an heirloom passed down through many generations at the old village of Nubviukhchugaluk on Norton Sound. The blade is polished Alaskan jade and the handle is walrus ivory. A rawhide cord crisscrosses the handle.

Culture: Iñupiaq
Region: Seward Peninsula, Alaska
Village: Nubviukghugaluk
Object Category: Ceremony
Dimensions: Length: 29.8cm
Accession Date: n.d.
Source: Edward W. Nelson (donor)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E176072