Item Number: Fry0070
Category: Scratcher - Ice/Seal
Materials: Wood, seal claws and sinew.
Description: Seal scratchers were utilized by Eskimo hunters in the spring of the year, when hunting seals on open sea ice. The scratcher was used to simulate the sound of a seal scratching at its breathing hole, so as to quiet the hunted seal, and allow the hunter to approach.
Dimensions: Length 10.0 inches
Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008
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