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Sinew thread bag
Mary Avakak

red-throated loon neck, sinew 

Sinew becomes brittle once dried, and difficult to use for sewing. Some seamstresses keep coils of sinew in small bags formed from the neck of a loon. The oil from the neck skin ensures that the sinew within remains supply and easy to use. 

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