Netting needle

A needle for repairing nets. Its shape follows the curve of a walrus tusk. Its butt end is carved in the form of a boot.

Acquired during the voyage of the HMS Blossom under Captain Beechey, 1825-8

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
51/1916/73
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Area Region
North America
Material
walrus ivory | | | |
Common Name
netting needle
Simple Name
needle
Production Town

Production County
Bering Strait / Northwest Alaska
Production Country
United States of America
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low
1826
Production Year High
1827

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netting needle