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Kayak

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Object Number:96-20-8A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Canada
Baffin Island
Frobisher Bay
Brewster Point
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Date Made: August, 1937
Early Date: 1937
Late Date: 1937
Section:American
Materials:Sealskin
Wood
Hemp
Paint
Technique:Carved
Sewn
Height: 5.5 cm
Length: 55 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. E. Perot Walker, 1996

Description

Sealskin wrapped around woodframe - seam on top. Center opening with 1 cm. high wood trim sewn to skin. Two woven hemp loops at back; one in front made holds a harpoon. Hemp lines stretch across width of kayak on either side of opening. Painted wood buoys (2) - one blue, one black, attached by hemp to inside of kayak. Small wood spear tip is also attached.

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