Artifacts

Decorative Leather
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Native Shoes made from dried skin; embroidered with yellow and green flowers with red edging and ties.

Eye Goggles
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Used during Arctic conditions to block out the sun’s glare reflected from snow. The tiny slits reduce the wearer’s vision to a squint.

Fishing Tackle
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Consisting of sticks of light wood, with whale bone lines attached and weights of a polished stone resembling slate.

Gloves
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The pair of red leather gloves is made with antelope skin. The gloves have three fingers, the centre one is large enough to accommodate two and there is a thumb to each glove. Gloves used when hunting on kayaks had two thumbs so that the gloves could be reversed when one got wet.

Harpoon Head
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This harpoon head has been constructed from ivory/bone which has been carved to make a smooth long point. The head is a long flat triangular lance shape with shirt square in-section. The barbed point would catch and swivel sideways into the animal’s skin. The centrepiece at the bottom has a socket for an attachable wooden foreshaft/shaft and throwing stick.

Hunting Spears
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This image shows a variety of spears used for hunting. They are varied in size and shape; most of the handles are made from wood. Some have ivory points which were used to catch prey; those with barbed teeth caused more damage when embedded into an animal’s skin.