- Registration number
- Item name
- Model canoe
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Americas > Canada > Nunavut > Kivalliq Region > Arviat
- Acquisition date
- May 13, 1997
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Miss Ann Mary Josephine Campbell
- Raw material
- seal skin leather, fur and gut; wood paddle, soapstone face.
- H: W: L: D: Circum:
Model kayak with a human figure carrying paddle. The kayak is 70cm between its slightly upturned ends. It is 7cm wide and stands up to 5cm hjgh. Ribs are visible under the seal skin cover, which has been sewn at the top in a seam which runs the length of the kayak. In the centre of the kayak there is an aperture for the human figure. This figure has a simply carved soapstone face and seal fur to simulate the upper torso. The figure holds a paddle which is wider at both ends, although hands are not obvious.
Purchased from shop called 'Snow Goose' in Ottowa. Has tag, now detached from string, entitled 'Eskimo', and states 'This tag is your guarantee that this articles has been made by a Canadian Eskimo.' Also states name is 'kayak' and locality is 'Eskimo Point'. Used by the donor, Miss Campbell, in school classes when it was demonstrated floating (no longer water tight).