R1855.3 A-B, fishing net, Inuit, leather, wood, stone, 97 cm x 73 cm, Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

Inuit fishing net

Inuit fishing net.

This is a small hand thrown net with wooden floats. This net is made from scrapped caribou skin, but nets were mostly made from braided sinew.

There is some speculation that net technology, because it is not shared by Inuit consistently across the Arctic, may have been passed on by First Nations groups who shared hunting grounds in the summer months.

These were mostly used at times of Arctic Char migration either in the rivers or at the tide lines.