Lot: 27

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Two woman's knives "ulu"

Greenland, Inuit

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Heinrich Dröge, Remseck, Germany H: 3.7 inch & 4.3 inch 300 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

walrus bone and tooth, iron, on fabric-covered wooden panel, comes with: two ground stones

An "ulu" is an all-purpose knife traditionally used by Inuit, Iñupiat, Yupik, and Aleut women.

It is used for skinning and cutting up prey such as whales and seals, filleting fish and preparing and chopping up food. But also as a tool to make the traditional boots "kamik", to cut hair or even to cut blocks of snow and ice that are needed to build an igloo.