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Wire and fur “ice worm” toy. A long piece of animal skin with the fur on it has been sewn around a long length of wire, which emerges from both ends. The fur is thick with long hair, in shades of brown with off-white. An oblong head has been created out of hide and protrudes from one end of the tail, with leather antennae, eyes, nose and beard, and a red felt tongue.


In 1966-67 the donors' mother was engaged to James Haining who, at that time, was the area administrator of Igloolik/Hall Beach. During that period she acquired a number of Inuit artifacts. Her collection is thought to have been obtained from some of the following eastern arctic communities: Hall Beach, Igloolik, Cape Dorset, Sheardown Lake, Mary River, Frobisher Bay, Cambridge Bay, Pelly Bay, Baker Lake, Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet.

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