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LaHave Islands Marine Museum

Skin, Eel

Accession number: 1979.469.01
Category: Protective Wear
Object type: Dried
Date: before 1979
Materials: Eel Skin
Measurements: 12 cm L x 11 cm W
Marks/Label: 469 is marked in ink on the skin
Narrative: These straps would be wrapped aroudn fishermens wrists when they were soar from hauling traps all day
Description: The dried skin is wrapped up and tied with a rope. Eel skin is beige to brown colour. 
History of Use: These straps would be wrapped around fishermen's wrists when they were sore from hauling traps all day.