Lot: 27Online Auction
Two woman's knives "ulu"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Heinrich Dröge, Remseck, Germany||H: 3.7 inch & 4.3 inch||
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.