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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection


Kayak, frame, model

Accession no.: N: 203a-b
Title: Kayak, frame, model
Description: Kayak, frame, model, wood. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Tasiilaq (Ammassalik), Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1930-1933.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Cultural subgroup ammassalimmiut
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu > Tasiilaq
Former place name East Greenland > Ammassalik (Angmassalik)
Getty AAT Models
Field collection:
Person Rymill, John Riddoch >
Organisation British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 >
Place Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu (East Greenland) > Tasiilaq (Ammassalik, Angmassalik)
Date 1930
Number of items: 2
Full description:

Wooden frame only, flat bottom, widest at mid-section Frame (a) consists of two gunwales which taper to a point at stem and stern, 6 rectangular cross beams mortised into the inner side of the gunwales, 1 cross beam (masik) in front of the cockpit, 8 bent ribs mortised into the underside of the gunwales, keelson, two side stringers which taper towards each end against the keel, two deck stringers, and a circular cockpit coaming (b). End of keel is notched into each end of the gunwales. Separate end piece of pointed dark wood is added to stem. Lashings are with beige thread and seal skin thong. End piece and deck stringers are secured with wood rivets.

  • Width: 64mm, height: 22mm, length: 548mm