Net weaving and repairing needle
river Hungari, Ussuri Krai, village Yulu
late 19th - early 20th century
length 46.0; width 2.6
A thin plaque. An arc-shaped cutout is made on one end, and a slit on the other, tapering end in the form of a shuttle with a thin rod in the middle. The Udege people began to use nets for fishing relatively late, in the late 19th century; they were borrowed from the Russians. The maritime and Samagir Udege began to weave nets as an occupation, thus making their living. Nets were woven from nettle threads.
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