Kotzebue Sound Throwing Board

Kotzebue Sound Throwing Board

This ia a throwing board from the Kotzebue Sound, an Inupiat Eskimo area in Alaska. The original, on display at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Alaska, is 15 1/2" long. It was possibly collected by Sheldon Jackson in the 1890s.

Wood, 16" x 2 1/2" x 3/4"


Kotzebue Sound Throwing Board
The original

These are actually larger than the original, the photos are just a different size (and altering them makes them blurry).
My Kotzebue Sound Throwing Board, #1
My first copy

My Kotzebue Sound Throwing Board, #2
My second copy. This has been donated to the Sheldon Jackson Museum for their hands-on display.

This may be too short for many of you if you want one that you can actually throw with. It is far too small for me, but keep in mind that throwing boards were made by the owner for their own use, and were custom-fitted to their own hand

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