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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 220
Title: Paddle
Description: Paddle, for kayak. Tunumiit (East Greenlanders). Kalaallit Nunaata Tunua (East Greenland), 1933 ?.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Tunumiit
Former cultural affiliation East Greenlanders
Current place name Kalaallit Nunaata Tunu
Former place name East Greenland
Getty AAT Paddles
Field collection:
Person bertram
Place East Greenland
Date 1933 ?
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Kayak, double-bladed. Made from a single piece of wood. Rectangular hand-grip at centre. One blade is cut straight at the end with circular metal screw inserted through hole. Semi-circular bone cap is attached to end of opposite blade and secured with circular rivets. Strip of bone

  • Width: 80mm, length: 1747mm