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Model of a two-hatched kayak, prior to 1845
Model of a two-hatched kayak, prior to 1845
Number
МАЭ № 568-6
Title
Model of a two-hatched kayak
Ethnicity
Chugach
Date
prior to 1845
Collectors-person
Material
harbor seal skin, phoca bowels, caribou hair, seal sinew, paint, woolen thread
Dimensions
length 91 cm, width 12.5 cm, height including the figure 20 cm, height of the hull 7.5 cm, height of the nose 12 cm
Annotation
Two characteristic details support the attribution of this model kayak to the Chugach. The first is that the figure of a hunter is wearing a woven hat with three cylinders on the top. Hats of this type were found more often among the Chugach than among the Kodiak Alutiiq people. All three hats in the MAE collection with cylinders on top belong to the Chugach. Secondly, the figure of a hunter in this model kayak is shooting with a bow and arrow. Only the Chugach used bows and arrows to hunt otters and seals, while the Kodiak Alutiit used light harpoons launched with the aid of throwing boards.
Corpus
Ethnography of America
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Model of a two-hatched kayak, prior to 1845
Model of a three-hatched kayak, prior to 1843