Skin Stretcher and Stick

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Description

 On Exhibit
 

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.

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Category

Hide and Fur Preparation
 

Zone

The Land Has Memory — The Recent Past
 

Lending Institution / Lender

Canadian Museum of Civilization
 

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