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As of 2010, this object consists of small models of simple sinew cable-backed bow, quiver, and 5 arrows; one arrow is missing its arrowhead.Quiver Model: Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here ), entry on this artifact , retrieved 2-6-2020: Miniature quiver for bow and arrows. It is made from a piece of caribou skin that was folded over and sewn with sinew along one side. A hide thong has been attached at both ends to one edge for carrying the quiver, and smaller thong have been attached along the opposite edge, perhaps for decoration. One side of the quiver has been decorated with ochre stain running along the edges and perpendicular to and adjoining the line along one edge are several other decorative embellishments also made from red ochre, some of which appear to be human figurines. Note: Associated bow and arrow models are not described on the Inuvialuit Living History webpage. General information about bow and arrow models is available here: The MacFarlane Collection contains accurate models of bows and arrows. Both simple and recurve bows are included. Simple bows curve in an arc from one end to another when they are strung, and recurve bows are constructed so that the centre of the strung bow curves towards the archer then bends away at each end. The recurve bows and several of the simple bows have sinew backing. Models of traditional tools were commonly made by Inuvialuit for trade with Europeans.

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