Willow Bark Fishing Net

Willow Bark Fishing Net

Fishing nets were an essential tool for providing food for both people and dogs. Nets like this were carefully constructed from the inner bark of willow trees. Although generally made by women, a whole family could be involved in the net building process. Unlike babiche or sinew, willow did not stretch or become slippery when it was wet.

Dimensions: 2745 x 1480 mm

Provenance: Dogrib, Fort Rae

Given by B.R. Ross, Fort Simpson, 1860

Number: National Museums of Scotland A.558.29