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Object description

  • Eskimo artist
  • Invitation stick, before 1918
  • Wood, wool, leather
  • Alaska, United States
  • L: 20 1/4 in, dia.: 3/4 in (L: 51.4 cm, dia.: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of Arthur W. Whitcher, 1918
  • E17781


This invitation stick was used to invite the member indicated to a feast. It is a round stick with eleven circular grooves. In these are fastened scraps of various colored cloth and a leather thong.