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Fire Drill16/1365 B
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Fire Drill16/1365 A
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Spear Point16/1259 B
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Spear16/1259 A
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THE THOMPSON INDIANS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. TEIT, JAMES MEMOIRS, 2, 1900

Culture
Nlaka'pamux
Material
wood and metal
Made in
Thompson River, British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
American Museum of Natural History
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Halibut HookE436193-0
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A contemporary Tlingit-style wooden halibut hook carved by Leslie Isaacs (Native name: Tsaandaay), a Haida craftsman, in Craig, Prince of Wales Alaska in March 2013 and commissioned by Jonathan Malindine for educational purposes. It is an example of the kinds of hooks that were produced and used by both Tlingit and Haida peoples of Southeast Alaska. The name of the artifact in the local language is náxw (Lingít [Tlingit]), or ýagw táawaay (Xaad kil [Haida]). Such hooks were used by the people of the Northwest Coast to catch large halibut. Bait was tied at the intersection of the two wooden elements. Fished just off the ocean floor, a biting halibut will become hooked when the barb is embedded into its head. This hook has been carved from red cedar and yellow cedar and has a deer bone spike (Sitka black-tailed deer, Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis). Jonathan Malindine comments that hooks such as this one are now only rarely used for fishing. Their "function now is primarlly decorative, while production is an act of connection to cultural heritage." He notes that usually the upper element (i.e. non-barbed, wooden section) is carved with various motifs and figures. This object represents a standard, perhaps utilitarian, exammple of a traditional Northwest Coast halibut hook. The fish hook was sent to SI wrapped in a tan soft leather which is included in storage with the object, but may not have any cultural significance.

Culture
Tlingit
Made in
Craig, Alaska, USA
Holding Institution
National Museum of Natural History
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Rod PuppetIb329 a-d
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Three-dimensional male humanoid puppet: large head (part b) fits into body with skirt (part a), and a control rod (part d) with a long shaft that passes through the body and fits into the neck of the figure's head. The control rod (part c) from the figure's right arm has become detached. The body has jointed arms, each with a long controlling rod attached. Pale orange face, gold neck. Small black moustache, almond-shaped narrow eyes, narrow painted mouth. Headdress includes gelung supit urang, sumping, gold jamang, and Garuda Mungkur. Headdress black with gold, red, turquoise trim. Green and red painted necklace. Turquoise and red bracelets on upper arms and wrists. Hands at right angles to arms. Arms in two pieces attached with string at elbows and shoulders. String through palms to which sticks are attached. Wearing gold cross-over bodice, black apron with red fringe, silver and gold trim. Long gold belt hanging loose. Dark red cotton skirt. Head moves through 360 degrees.

Culture
Javanese
Material
wood, cotton fibre, paint and fibre
Made in
Java, Indonesia
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/9 a-c
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Sun Wukong (Monkey King) shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West", with separate head (part b) and gold staff(?) (part c). Sun Wukong is depicted with a human-like body, and monkey head. He wears a long yellow with red tie ending in green tassels around his waist, and red pants. On his feet he wears tiger(?) shoes. His head is yellow with five black spots, except for a mask-like area around his eyes and nose. Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows and hips. Operated by three rods. The staff is yellow, with a thin red outline, and is operated by one rod.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint, lacquer, plastic, bamboo grass, steel metal and fibre
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/12
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White Dragon Horse shadow puppet character, from "Journey to the West"; associated with the Tang Seng (monk) character. White horse with intricate cutout pattern indicative of Luanzhou style. The horse has a large red saddle with green border, and a red and yellow blanket underneath. Behind the saddle is a flower decoration and small red with blue tassels. The bridal is red with green tassels, and a black sash extends around the horse's shoulders. The mane and tail are black. Both eyes are visible. Limbs jointed with fibre at the legs and tail. Operated by one rod.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint, lacquer, fibre and bamboo grass
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/13 a-c
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Li Tieguai or Iron Crutch Li, one of the Eight Immortals, shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West" with separate head (part b) and crutch (part c). He has long curly black hair, a curly scraggy beard and a dirty face. He wears a black robe with small red or green cloud decorations, tied at the waist with a red sash, and with red pants showing under the bottom of the robe. On his hip is a yellow gourd(?). He has bare feet. Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips. Operated by three rods. He has a black crutch accessory. There is a small loop at the end of the shaft for the puppet's fingers.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint, lacquer, fibre, bamboo grass and steel metal
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/8 a-c
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Ju Bajie (Pigsy) shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West", with separate head (part b) and accessory rake (part c). Pigsy is depicted with a human body, and pig head. His head is more translucent and shiny than the body. He has a pig snout and large pig ears, large almond-shaped eyes and black eyebrows. He wears a black hat with a green band that is tied with red string, knotted under his chin. He wears an open black tunic with green edging. His hip, knee and elbow joints have wheel-like designs. On his feet he wears black shoes tied with red string. Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows and hips. Operated by three rods. The rake is black with a curved neck, row of triangular teeth, and is operated by one rod.

Culture
Chinese
Material
fibre, bamboo grass, steel metal, plastic, cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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