Polar bear skin rug
Adult polar bear skin, including head, paws and tail, backed with a heavy brown cloth edged with scalloped black felt. White cloth loops handsewn with black thread along one edge for hanging. Green paint streaks on backing. Purchased in the late 1930s from the U.S. Mercantile Company of Nome, Alaska, by the Ayer family for display in the Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post.
Content Category: artifacts
268 centimeters length
245 centimeters width
Owned/used by: Ayer, Harry Darius
Owned/used by: Ayer, Jeannette Ora Foster
Used by: Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post
U.S. Mercantile Company
Retailed in: Nome, Nome Division, Alaska, United States
Used in: Vineland, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
Home Furnishings. Floor Coverings
Creation: 1935 - 1939
Forms part of Jeannette O. and Harry D. Ayer Ojibwe Collection.
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, The Harry and Jeannette Ayer Collection.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
10000.1256 (Accession Number)