Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature kayak
  • Native Arctic peoples
  • miniature kayak, late 1800s–1975
  • sealskin, wood, string, sinew, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 3 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 10 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5861

Miniature one-seater kayak. Wooden frame with light colored sealskin stretched over top. Brown wooden paddle with blade at either end and wooden harpoon wrapped with string secured to top of kayak sinew.