Hide Scrapers and Skin Dressers

Abstract

An arranged display of three implements for working with skins and hides. They are mounted on or arranged in front of a plain light-colored backdrop and shelf. At the top, resting on a hook, is a flint stone scraper “that has been fashioned to fit the hand,” according to Dawson (50). Center is a “bone dresser with teeth at a flattened end and a buckskin strap for supporting it at the other” (50). This implement's strap is extended above, but the means of support of the implement itself is invisible. At the bottom is a “curved bone scraper that has a blade attached by a rawhide thong” (50). This implement is ornamented with incised parallel lines that run perpendicular to the length at spaced intervals

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