Skunk (allied to Weasel and Otter) (Fig. 2).

This fur is composed of strands. The number of these must be counted before sketching is begun, as they vary in number. The pile is thick, hair long and silky, and falls about in long radiating lines from the middle of pelt outwards. The joined strands show very prominently when placed upon the shoulder or cuff of the sleeve, the hairs standing high and straight. The skunk is a small animal with long hairs.

Beaver (amphibious animal) (Fig. 3).

The pelt is soft and deep, being of even tone without markings and downy to the touch. The joins do not show, and the interest will rely on the light and shade treatment. The hairs, being small and fine, run into each other and become mixed in a whirl at intervals of space, falling away into the high lights. In some positions they keep their natural order, at other times they form into waving lines the cause being pressure, combined with light and shade.

Squirrel (Fig. 4).

These pelts are small in size and are joined together to form various designs. The hairs are short, soft and pearly grey in colour, and downy to the touch. There are no special markings on this fur except those caused by the joining of the skins, which show very markedly.

The following pelts are in general use

Martin, baum, pine and stone ; allied to the weasel.

Chinchilla, a small rodent animal native to South America.


Marmot, allied to the rat and mouse, but larger.

Antelope, kin to the deer and goat.

Gazelle, species of small antelope.

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