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fur strips
  • United States
  • fur strips, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • otter fur?, buckskin, pigment
  • Object Length/Width: 141 x 17 cm width is both strips together
    Object Length/Width: 55 1/2 x 6 11/16 in width is both strips together
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2076

Two long fur strips are tied together with a buckskin tie at one end. The skin side is covered with a yellow pigment. The holes at the tied end may be eye holes and ear holes, indicating each strip may be the full length dorsum of a single otter, head to tail, split longitudinally with the legs removed.