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Tusk shells were gathered in deep coastal waters by the Nootkans and valued as trade items Featured Tusk Shells Print

Tusk shells were gathered in deep coastal waters by the Nootkans and valued as trade items

Tusk shells were gathered in deep coastal waters by the Nootkans and valued as trade items. Here they are strung with glass trade beads as a hair ornament for adolescent Nootka girls. They were worn from two to ten months, their removal marked by a potlatch, after which the girl could be married. Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Nootka. Material Size: "Tusk" shells, glass beads. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Location: 15

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