Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0129

Category: Bailer

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Cedar and cord

Description: Kayak bailers, such as this, were made from split cedar logs, hollowed and then the two pieces reattached and tied in place with cord. The bailer enabled the hunter to draw water from inside the kayak, into the bailer. When the bailer was full the hunter could place his finger over the bottom hole, and drain the water over the side of the kayak.

Dimensions: Length 25.0 inches; Width 3.5 inches


Jack Curtright
Brant Mackley


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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