Item Number: Fry0153
Materials: Walrus ivory point, seal hide line, whale bone forshaft, wood and fletching.
Description: Dart, for use with an atlatl, to be thrown by an Eskimo hunter seated in a kayak. The point is designed to detach from the forpiece, on impact. The seal hide line is attached to the shaft in a martingale configuration, causing the shaft to turn crossways as it is pulled through the water by the wounded seal. This dart is of the style used in Northwest Alaska.
Fitzhugh, William W. and Susan A. Kaplan, Inua; Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1982,
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