See also:part of the skin after preparation . The centre of the skin between the fins is very narrow and the skins taper at each end, particularly at the tail . The very small pups are of a beautiful quality, but too tiny to make into garments, and, as the aim of a
See also:good furrier is to avoid all lateral or
See also:cross seams, skins are selected that are the length of the garment that is to be made . The most useful skins for coats are the large pups 42 in. long, and the quality is very good and
See also:uniform . The largest skins, known in the
See also:trade as " wigs," which range up to 8 ft. in length, are uneven and weak in the fur, and hunters do not seek to obtain them . The supply of the best sort is chiefly from the
See also:North Pacific, viz . Pribilof Islands,
See also:Alaska, north-west
See also:coast of
See also:America, Copper
See also:Island of the Aleutian
See also:group near to Kamschatka, Robben Island and
See also:Japan . Other kinds are taken from the South Pacific and South
See also:Atlantic Oceans, around Cape
See also:Horn, the Falkland Islands up to Lobos Islands at the entrance of the La
See also:river, off the Cape of Good Hope and Crozet Isles . With, however, the exception of the pick of the Lobos Island
See also:seals the fur of the
See also:sea seals is very poor and only suitable for the cheapest market . Formerly many skins were obtained from New Zealand and
See also:Australia, but. the importation is now small and the quality not good . The preparation of seal skin occupies a longer
See also:time than any other fur skin, but its
See also:rich effect when finished and its many properties of warmth and durability well repay it . Value Ios. to 232x .
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