Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0050

Category: Snow beater

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Antler with hide lashings

Description: Antler, thinly carved to create an implement utilized to remove snow from clothing upon entering a dwelling. The purpose was to prevent the snow from melting inside the dwelling and causing the clothing to become wet. Implements to remove snow from clothing were used throughout the Arctic.

Dimensions: Length 22.0 inches; Width 1.25 inches


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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