Spruce-root clamp holding a partially constructed dipper.
Peter John said: "Those who bent wood couldn't be without a clamp. They would seal it with a little bit of nose blood, and even if it opened they could put it back in position, and it would stay that way when the clamp was removed."
L- 9 1/2 in
W- 5 1/2 in
D- 3 1/2 in
E. W. Nelson, 1879, lower Yukon River, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution 38604