Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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kayak paddle
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • kayak paddle, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone
  • Old Dimensions: L229 W9.5
    Object Length/Width: 90 3/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0563
Label Text

This brown wooden paddle has a blade at either end. It has a cylindrical handhold in the center that widens and flattens toward the ends. There are semicircular bone pieces at either end. There are bone guards along the paddle blades on either side.