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Rare Umiak Model, Early 20th Century, Yup'ik

Rare Umiak Model, Early 20th Century, Yup'ik

Regular price $1,800.00 Sale

Rare Model Umiak, Early 20th Century
Yup'ik Culture
wood frame, seal hide cover, sinew lashing, sinew cord for sail, and carved ivory fastening hooks and rigging blocks. Wood paddles and oars

Umiak: 25" tall x 42" long x 11" wide
Two Oars:  12" long 
Seven Paddles: 6.5" long 
Harpoon: 15" long

Mint condition

An umiak is a type of open skin boat, used by both the Yup'ik people of Alaska and the Inuit of the Eastern Canadian arctic, and was originally found in all coastal areas from Siberia to Greenland. First arising in Thule times, it has traditionally been used in summer to move people and possessions to seasonal hunting grounds, and for hunting seals and whales. Although the umiak was usually propelled by oars (women) or paddles (men), sails were sometimes made from seal intestines. 

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