Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Iqyax continued....

I just can't wait to publish the material we gather these days on the internet! However, a lot of work still needs to be done before the material is available. 

Today was so exciting! We finished the paddles and began measuring the kayak (Iqyax). The condition is good, and it dates back before 1834, so this is really a unique treasure. It's 540 cm. long and 44,5 cm. wide. Cover sewn from 3 sea lion skins with decoration of wool and hair. We started examining what we could of the interior, and I learned a lot about how it was built.


We worked from 8 to 18, and sit and work on the notes on details in this moment. Tomorrow will be another long day of kayak survey, photographing and inspecting some small models in the collection!...

to be continued.... 

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