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Description

Carrying strap (tar), elm bark straps extending from central panel with black and white geometric design, worn with centre positioned against forehead and straps supporting load carried on the back: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1909.499.44

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Carrying strap, Tar

Production information

Unknown
Hokkaido, Japan, East Asia

Date

19th - early 20th century

Style / Culture

Ainu people (Hokkaido), Japanese

Materials

Elm, Plant fibre

Physical description

Plaited elm bark with worsted centre band

Exhibitions

  • A Scottish Physician's View: Craft and Spirit of the Ainu from the N. G. Munro Collection (26 Apr 2002 - 01 Sep 2002)
    Historical Museum of Hokkaido
    Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

References

A Scottish Physician's View: Craft and Spirit of the Ainu from the N. G. Munro Collection (2002), no. 204 (p.79)

On display

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