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Sinew Backed Bows of Eskimo, Mixed Types

The first figure upon this plate exhibits the methods of seizing and the variety of attachments in passing the braided cord from the function of wrapping the bow on to the function of strand in the treble cable on the back. With a little patience it is easy to trace with the eye each braid strand from one function to the other.

The last two figures upon this plate represent a bow in which the backing is of the Arctic type and the shape of the bow approaches the Western type.

The first figure is Cat. No. 2505, U. S. N. M.

Second, Cat. No. 2506, E. Siberia. Collected by Northern Pacific Exploring Expedition.