Nenets National District, Arkhangelsk Oblast
Leather: natural leather: hide (reindeer); bone (domestic reindeer)
The lasso, a rope plaited from long narrow deerskin cords, up to 25 m long, was the deer herdsman’s main tool. The loop was tightened with a bone pulley with two holes; the lasso’s one end was fixed in the bone pulley, and the free end of the lasso was passed through the second hole to form a loop. The lasso was thrown over the deer’s antlers. Boys were taught the skill of lasso handling from early childhood by their father and grandfather. Abstract by I.A. Karapetova
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