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animal skin float
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • animal skin float, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • animal skin, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 42 x 20 x 9.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6076

The float is made from a relatively small animal. Small amounts of dark hair are visible at one of the stumps. The skin is dark brown. There is plant fiber rope tied around one stump.