Artwork : ArchiveNo00013

Crocodile Skin c. 1900


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Artefact

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Contributor Name Anonymous
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Profession

Location Drayton
Collection Date 26.10.06
Artefact Name Crocodile Skin
Artefact Description Cured, polished length of crocodile skin. Very soft and supple. In good condition.
1.5m x 40cm approx.
Artefact Date c. 1900
Artefact Stored Bedroom
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Tiny piece from frayed edge.
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History of Artefact Originally from India. Corocodile hunters used to keep the crocodiles in a bath until killed and stuffed. This was a normal 'sport' of the period.
Historian Catherine Smith
Previous Owners Father
Special Memories Both father and grandfather went on hunting expeditions.
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