bucket (food processing & storage)

A circular cedarwood bucket formed from a thin piece of wood, wrapped around on itself and secured with two rows of sinew stitched through holes. It has a carved ivory handle depicting a polar bear and a seal or whale facing each other with a seal pup between them. The exterior of the bucket is decorated with four ivory slats interspersed with three ivory whales attached with sinew. The eyes are formed possibly of pieces of sinew. The handle is attached to the bucket with sinew binding. Used to hold blubber.

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