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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Kayak, model

Accession no.: N: 1098
Title: Kayak, model
Description: Kayak (baidarka), model, with paddle (a). North Alaska Coast Inupiaq. Point Barrow, Alaska, United States of America, 1933.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation North Alaska Coast Inupiaq
Former cultural affiliation North Alaska Coast Eskimo
Current place name United States of America > Alaska > Point Barrow
Getty AAT Models
Field collection:
Person hutchison
Place United States of America > Alaska > Barrow
Date 1933
Number of items: 1
Full description:

North Alaska type (Zimmerly 2000: 63-68) with upturned ends and round bottom. Deck is flat, except where it rises sharply in front of the cockpit coaming. Frame is made of wood and baleen secured with sinew lashings. Frame consists of two wood gunwales, wood keelson, two wood side stringers, two wood bilge stringers, 8? bent baleen ribs, wood deck beams, and an oval-shaped baleen cockpit coaming. Frame is covered with dehaired seal skin sewn with sinew along deck and around cockpit coaming.

Related record(s):
  • 1098 a (paddle), N: 1092 - 1099
  • Width: 68mm, height: 60mm, length: 297mm