Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0091

Category: Scratcher - Ice/Seal

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Wood, seal claws, sinew and cord.

Description: Seal/ice scratchers were utilized by Eskimo hunters when hunting seals and attempting to reach them as they slept at their breathing hole. Scratching the ice with one of these implements would simulate a seal working at its breathing hole and was intended to lull the hunted seal back to sleep.

Dimensions: Length 10 inches

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