Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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net float
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • net float, late 1800s–1949
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • wood, plant fiber or hair, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 x 4.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ralph Solecki
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5844

Semicircular piece of light grey wood, oval in cross section on flat side, tapers to rounded edge. Hole at either end of oval, each has a small bit of string made from either hair or plant fiber.