Burden Strap, Iroquois Artist, 18th Century

This strap was used to carry bundles while walking. The central portion would have been worn across the forehead. It is made of leather, dyed moose hair, and glass beads.
(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA) close window
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/fullpageimage.php?name=MMD2418