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THE ROLE OF IVORY: TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
THE ROLE OF IVORY | HOW THE INUIT HAVE USED IVORY

Sledge Shoe or Slider
Made of ivory with wood pegs

The two wood runners of an Inuit sledge are shoed with whale bone or ivory. Such ivory shoes are flat slabs, riveted to the runners with wood pegs. To reduce friction, the ivory shoes are covered with layers of ice that have been smoothed and polished with a snowknife and mitten.

From South Baffin Island or eastern Hudson Bay
Dating to 1910-1914
Robert J. Flaherty Collection
Gift of Sir William Mackenzie
HC1872


HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURING TOOLS
DOMESTIC TOOLS

Sledge Shoe or Slider, HC1872

Sledge Shoe or Slider, HC1872
Ice Cleats, HC2139 & HC2140 Dog Trace Buckle, HC2223      
 
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