Hare skin sock - ROM2005_5403_1

ROM2005_5403_1

Hare skin sock

Maker: Eliza Sakakeep, Northern Ojibwa
Medium:Hare fur
Geography: Weagamow Lake, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1959
Dimensions:
16.5 x 28 x 9 cm
Object number: 959.50.117.B
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionHare skin socks are worn inside moccasins. The fur side faces the wearer’s feet and is good for spring wear as it helps keep the feet dry. Hare skins are prepared by pulling the skin inside out from the hare’s body and stuffing with cloth to dry. After one day of drying, skins are ready to be made into socks.
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