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Object ID # 1957.001.004
Object Name Carving
Title Kayak Miniature
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Artist Unknown (Labrador area)
Made Inuit
Place of Origin Moosenee, Labrador [Nunavik?]
Description 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.

Provenance 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
Material Sealskin/Wood/Dye?/Paint?
Dimensions H-12.5 W-10.5 L-62 cm
Found Moosenee, Labrador
People Andrew, Kate
Subjects Inuit Art
Function A miniature representation of a kayak and a kayaker