Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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netting needle
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • netting needle, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 16.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/2 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6180

The long flat piece of bone has one end that is tapered. About half the length has a cutout that reflects the shape of the tapered end with a long narrow piece remaining in the center. The other end has a rectangular cutout.