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
Simple Name
weapon
Full Name
bird-hunting weapon
Common Name
bolas
Production Country
Arctic
Material
ivory; leather; sinew; bird quill; grass
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Collection Contintent
America
Collection Area Region
N
Production County
Alaska
Production Area Region
N
Production Continent
America
Cultural Group
Inuit
Family Group

Function Name
weapon
Function Detail
used on land to hunt birds
Dimensions
whole, approx length 435 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:02
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:02

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