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float with line
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • float with line, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • bladder, ivory, string, sealskin, wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a 38.5 x 17 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 38 1/2 x 17 x 8 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 46 x 35 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 18 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6081.a,b

This is a bladder float (2007.6081.a) with a line (2007.6081.b).

The float is light colored with an ivory piece at one end. The bladder is held to the ivory with string wrapping. The ivory has many flat faces. It has a dark brown sealskin loop at the end of the ivory piece. There is a small wooden peg midway down the ivory piece.

The line of sealskin is currently in a coil. It is wrapped in three places. It is brown.