Marten pelts

Furs vary even within a species. These marten (sable) pelts that Julie is holding vary in color from peach and yellow to nearly black, with many shades of brown and gray. Pelts also vary in size and quality.

Lake Minchumina — With wild furs selling at record prices, we’re tempted to ship all our pelts off to the auction, but sometimes they’re even more valuable kept at home. The different furs simply have too many important uses in sewing projects, especially the warm fur clothing we need to fend off the piercing cold and snow-filled wind of winter.

Different furbearers carry signature pelts that reflect highly adaptive lifestyles, and these variables make each species ideal for different projects.