Object photography

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Object description

  • Bow, before 1884
  • Wood, intestine
  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • L: 39 in, W: 1 1/2 in, D: 1/4 in (L: 99.1 cm, W: 3.8 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E924

DESCRIPTION

This wooden bow is flat and slightly constricted at the middle with ends bent back and notches for the string and two cross grooves. The string is made out of twisted gut.