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Image: Boot softener, or ivory-handled scraper

Boot softener, or ivory-handled scraper
Greenland tool

3 x 2 x 1 in. (8 x 5 x 3 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk)

Object Type: tool
Creation Places: North America, Greenland, West Greenland
Medium and Support: metal on ivory
Credit Line: Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan
Accession Number: 1966.6
An Inughuit woman used this ivory-handled scraper to soften hides. The handle is carved to fit her hand, and the blade is made from industrial metal.

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Location Latitude: 65.416667, Longitude: -52.9

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