Item Number: Fry0141
Materials: Wood, seal hide lashings and whale bone
Description: Snow shovels of this style were traditionally made of whale bone and wood, and utilized for clearing entrance ways to and from the semi-subterranean home sites of Northwest Alaska. These shovels were also used to bank snow around snow houses and to clear soft snow before cutting snow blocks for houses.
Dimensions: 45" and 53"
Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008
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