Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • tumpline, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wool, jute, weaving, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 317 x 8 cm width is approximate
    Object Length/Width: 124 3/4 x 3 1/8 in width is approximate
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1300

The tumpline has a heavily damaged headband portion but the braided burden lines are still intact. The headband is no longer woven, but has remnants of light blue, red, green, and yellow wool yarn.