Inuit skin-on-frame kayak building at ASF

Among the cooler things Alexandria Seaport Foundation did recently was to host two boatbuilders from Nunavut in Canada.

They led the building of two skin-on-frame kayaks. The results were incredible. The were fairly authentic in construction, though they used nylon for lashing and skin and the wood wasn’t exactly hewn driftwood. They were amazing, though – really inspiring when you think of their heritage. skin-on-frame kayak under constructionThese boats now on display in The National Museum of the American Indian. Count ‘doing a skin-on-frame boat’ among the high priority to-dos for me.

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