Bolas

Description
For hunting waterfowl on land, and most effective when thrown into flocks of birds. The bolas was used by both Alaskans and Siberians. Those with driftwood weights were used on sea hunts. Collected between 1885 and 1889.
Accession Loan No.
80/1931/147
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
bolas
Simple Name
weapon
Full Name
bird-hunting weapon
Dimensions
whole, approx length 435 mm
Cultural Group
Inuit
Production County
Alaska
Production Country
Arctic
Production Area Region
N
Production Continent
America
Family Group

Material
ivory; leather; sinew; bird quill; grass
Function Name
weapon
Function Detail
used on land to hunt birds
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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