Drawing

Physical description

Pencil drawing on horizontal rectangular sheet of ivory paper of a man attaching the skin lashings to an umiak frame. These lashings hold the umiak together. He is clearly working as his sleeves are rolled up and the viewer can see that he is pulling hard on the skin line. In front of him are arrayed parts of the umiak and some of his tools. From right to left these are: the rudder, a paddle, the steering rod, an axe, a paddle, a saw, a caribou antler, and a bow drill (mouthpiece, drill and bow).