One Man Kayak (21 feet long)

Unidentified Kalaallit (West Greenlandic Inuit) maker
Eastern Arctic


about 1887

Wood and seal skin

Weight: 47.5 lb. (21.5 kg)

Length: 21.33 ft. (650 cm)

Width: 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm)

Depth: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Smithsonian Institution



Place Made: Sisimiut, Greenland, North America


19th century

Object Name

Transportation: Water

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view


Henry Bates Williams (1907-1987), Dartmouth Professor of English and Drama; given to present collection, 1947. Collected by Captain Joseph W. Collins (1839-1904), Holstenborg, West Greenland, 1887; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; given to present collection, 1947.

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