Made of ivory
thousands of years and countless generations, the peoples of
the Arctic have carved ivory.
Since trees do not grow in the eastern Arctic, wood as a raw
material was scarce and available only as driftwood. People
traditionally depended upon ivory and bone that came from the
animals they hunted.
Ivory was carved into:
- HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT,
such as snow goggles,
harpoon heads, and fish hooks
EQUIPMENT, such as sled sliders, ice cleats,
and dog trace buckles
TOOLS, such as the ulu, skin scraper,
TOOLS, such as bag handles, needles, thimbles,
HOW THE INUIT HAVE USED IVORY >>