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A powerful charm

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

From the Tlingit people of Alaska, a shaman’s charm. The photo shows a large bundle of thin twigs wrapped with a coil rope.

Exhibition Text

A powerful charm consisting of a bundle of twigs wrapped around the tongue of a land-otter. It was worn by shamans when curing.

Collection Information

CHARM
Catalog No: E/ 684
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT QWAN
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, KLUKWAN, CHILKAT QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD, PLANT FIBER
Dimensions: L:39 W:7 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

See this object in the Anthropology Collections Database