Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • tumpline, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wool, jute, dyeing, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 376 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 148 1/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1301

The headband portion of the tumpline is woven in a zig zag pattern of dark blue, orange, red, and off-white. The burden lines are braided.