|Object ID #||1957.001.004|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Artist||Unknown (Labrador area)|
|Place of Origin||Moosenee, Labrador [Nunavik?]|
Miniature sealskin kayak with Inuk figure, 20th-c. The miniature kayak is covered with sealskin. There is a bentwood rim around the opening. There is a carved cedar wooden figure (an Inuk) wearing a parka. He has primitively-incised eyes, nose and mouth, which are coloured with red. There is a double-bladed paddle held outstretched by the Inuk figure.
Purchased?/Collected by Kate Andrew (1872 - 1971), a daughter of Owen Sound's Captain James Andrew and Sarah Andrew (nee McKechnie).
Kate told museum staff that this kayak figure had been "Made by Eskimos at Moosenee, Labrador" , where she spent many summers and, in 1942, taught arts and crafts.
|Collection||First Nations, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-12.5 W-10.5 L-62 cm|
|Function||A miniature representation of a kayak and a kayaker|