Homemade bear hide mittens.
These antique bearskin mittens are handmade, and I like to think they belonged to a trapper or prospector around the turn of the century. I have to ask, who was he? There's no way to know now, but we can admire them all the same. They have a bearskin outer shell, corduroy liner, and of course these were made for a right-handed person (it's not a world for us lefties) because the person who made them has reinforced the palm of the right hand mitt. I think that's an amazing piece of ingenuity, telling me the person who made these wanted them to last a long time. I can't think of a better piece to have if you have cabin style decor in your home! These are very old, there are worn places, and places of hair loss. Measures 14.5 inches long. These are so cool, they are what I call a "quintessential Wilderness piece."