Joe Loux. | Eskimo Scraper in the Form of a Seal
A private gallery in San Francisco featuring Asian and Tribal Art, ethnographic jewelry and textiles.
Tribal art, Oceanic art, ethnic jewelry, Southeast Asian art, tribal shields, Indonesian, art, New Guinea art, Indian gold, Polynesian clubs, Nepal tribal art, tribal textiles, Southwest Chinese art, Moroccan textiles, Pyu gold, Ainu textiles, Yi objects, ancient gold, Inuit art, Paiwan, ancient beads, Nepal mask, tribal figures
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Eskimo Scraper in the Form of a Seal.

Eskimo, Alaska
19th century
11″ (w) x 1 1/2″ (d) x 1/2″ (h)
This tool was used to scrape around a hole in the ice. The sound of claws would lure seals to the hole to breathe and investigate the noise.


10 December 2020