A drill for making fire
A drill for making fire. The rod was rapidly spun between the palms. The friction produced heat and dust which accumulated in the groove. Eventually a spark was formed which traveled down the groove on to tinder placed at its base.
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Catalog No: E/ 615 AB
Culture: TLINGIT, STIKINE QWAN
Locale: AK, WRANGELL ISLAND, WRANGELL, STIKINE QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Material: BARK (CEDAR)
Dimensions: A) L:41.5 W:4 B) L:37 W:5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.