Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0051

Category: Tool - Flensing Tool

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Walrus ivory, wood and hide

Description: Flensing tools, such as this, were utilized to assist in removing the hide from an animal, without damaging or puncturing the hide itself. The rounded and smooth ivory blade helped in this regard.

Dimensions: Length 16.50 inches; Width 5/8 inches


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

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