Kulusuk - Angmagssaliq

Untangling the traces

The sledge was built (we think) by Salas' father. It is ash and flexes very nicely. Its joints are not all held together by rigid fasteners.
The runners are fastened to the top deck by lashings. Nowadays the lashings are nylon "sinew" material instead of seal sinews.
The dogs have no interest in eating these. When walrus, seal and other mammal body parts were used for harnesses, lashings and lines
the dogs had to be watched closely lest they eat their way into equipment failure.

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