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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • hook, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, iron?, wire
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 14 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5672

The tool has a very short wooden shaft and a triangular fork-like metal piece strapped over the top of the wooden portion. The center tine is straight, the remaining four hook toward the center. There is a bit of wire woven between the tines at the end of the wooden piece and another band of wrapping where the tines are joined in a single piece of metal.