Skin Stretcher and Stick

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We use stretchers to dry animal skins. The type used for open skins, such as beaver, bear, moose and caribou were made with several poles to form a frame. We then laced the hide taut inside it. The frames are usually only slightly larger than the skin being stretched.



Hide and Fur Preparation


The Land Has Memory — The Recent Past

Lending Institution / Lender

Canadian Museum of Civilization

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