Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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netting needle
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • netting needle, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 18.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 7 1/4 x 9/16 x 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5747

Small flat piece of wood. One end is tapered, the other has a large semicircular notch leaving two points at the end. The center has a prong with a space around it that mirrors the shape of the pointed end. The prong is wrapped with light colored string at the base and around the wooden portion between the cutout and notch. Light wood color.