Toggle (nautical)

Ivory Toggle by Inupiag Artist dating to ca. 1900 CE.

Nautical Toggle
Article and research by Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Research, August 7, 2017

A toggle is usually made of wood, ivory, bone, or metal and consists of a pin, short rod, or crosspiece that is placed transversely into the eye of a rope or chain that is utilized to connect or secure to another loop, ring, or bight.

The North American Northwest and Columbia Plateau Tribes as well as Pacific Coast Tribes have very intriguing “toggles” in their culture and archaeological record. The Artwork of the Native American Pacific Northwest Cultures is phenomenal, embedded with myths, legends, and spirituality that empowers their people.

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