Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Makah peoples
  • tumpline, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • wool, jute, dyeing, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 540 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 212 5/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1302

The headband portion is grey wool on one end and changes to yellow on the other end. It is woven in a zig zag pattern of grey, black, and off-white, with a little red and yellow. The burden lines are braided jute.