Umiak Hunters Chasing Seabirds
“Umiak Hunters Chasing Seabirds” by Lucy Qinnuayuak – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1976 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Soft mat burn.
Description by Artist: No description by artist available.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: So much action depicted in this print with two man struggling to capture and cut a sea bird in each boat while one man steers the umiak. As opposed to the single hunter kayaks, umiaks were open, wooden, skin-covered boats. They were larger than kayaks, 7-10 m long and 2.5 m wide, and could carry between 10 and 15 people. They were generally used to move from camp to camp, and to hunt larger sea mammals, like whales. Usually the women did the rowing, while the men steered the boat.