Tumpline Item Number: 1-400 from the The Burke: University of Washington

Exhibit Label

A carrying strap, called a tumpline, was tied by its trailing ends to loops near the rim of a basket, with the broad center of the strap passing across the forehead or chest of the carrier. The long, tapered tails of the strap could be adjusted for various loads such as firewood, bundles of mats, or baskets. (Holm, Spirit and Ancestor, 1987)

Automatically Generated From Material

The wool is blue, orange, red, and tan.