Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0156

Category: Paddle

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Wood

Description: King Island kayak paddle blades. These blades were intended to be lashed to a shaft and used as a conventional paddle or be utilized by the Eskimo hunter who could hold the short blade in one hand and propel the kayak forward with little apparent movement.

Dimensions: 22" and 19"


Jeffrey Myers, New York, N.Y. (top)
Charles and Chris Murphy, Fairbanks, Alaska (bottom)


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

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