Storyworld Detail: Ivory Creepers

When Vrell and her companions travel through the Nahar Tunnels to avoid the Eben giants, Peripaso supplies them with creepers to wear on their feet to help them climb in the icy tunnels. Creepers were used by Inupiat people. Carved from ivory and attached to leather thongs, they were tied to the bottom of the foot to give traction when walking on ice or frozen snow.

Photo by Travis S.

2 Responses to “Storyworld Detail: Ivory Creepers”

  1. Nicki T. says:

    You sure must like small details to think of something like that. I’d probably never think of what they would have to use like that.

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