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Object Number:35-22-32
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tanana
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Tanana (Alaska)
Middle Yukon Valley
Culture Area: Subarctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Steel
Wood
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 11 cm
Credit Line:Yukon Expedition, Frederica de Laguna, 1935

Description

Ulu Shape:To Softn Hide. Steel blade, with straight, notched edge, set into wooden handle. Used for softening hides after it has been smoked and soaked in brains. Hide is laid over a horizontal pole. Is soaked and scraped several times.

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