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a large open boat made of stretched skins, used by Inuit

Umiak

 

a large Eskimo cargo boat with an open top. The umiak is 8 to 9 m long, 1.5 m wide, and up to 70 cm deep. The boat is equipped with a pair of oars and a sail; its wooden frame is covered with sealskins. The umiak is called the women’s boat because, in contrast to the kayak, the rowers are always women. Normally a man steers, using a fan-shaped paddle.

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By Anichenko's count, the Birnirk's umiak collection includes 30 wooden fragments, ranging from keel timber and bottom cross pieces to small fragments of baleen lashing.
Eskimo men paddle an umiak, a lightweight skin boat of the Arctic, searching for Avuk, likely a walrus (ayvuq [Central Siberian Yupik], aiviq [Inupiaq]).
Agoshaman Ceribel, Umiak Mahoupe and a friend known only as Anne -dubbed the Calthorpe Street Three -have been able to claim the freehold of the five-bedroomed home as it had not been registered under the Land Registration Act.
Mathiassen (1927) mentionne un dessin sur un peigne, trouve pres de Pond Inlet au nord de l'ile de Baffin, illustrant un umiak avec trois rameurs et un harponneur.
The attempt of missionaries to preserve Inuit subsistence and lifestyle, albeit in a Christianized way and with trading relations to the Moravian stores, required continued mobility for hunting and fishing by kayak, umiak, and European-style boat at sea and by dogsled during the winter.
Agoshaman Ceribel, Umiak Mahoupe and a friend known as Anne -dubbed the Calthorpe Street Three -have been able to claim the freehold of the five-bedroomed home as it had not been registered under the Land Registration Act.
I still have one foot in the umiak, a walrus-hide covered boat," she laughed.
Other standouts at this museum include a double-headed eagle plaque, one of only two in existence; a 32-foot walrus-skin umiak (whaling boat); and a Tlingit frog hat, "according to the Guinness Book of Records, the most expensive hat ever collected," Howard says.
Pero es necesario recordar que tambien existen embarcaciones de piel, desde las mas pequenas, como el kayak y el umiak (Petersen 1986), hasta las embarcaciones mercantes ligeras y con arboladura, cuya forma general del casco difiere poco o nada de las barcas de tablas, salvo que esta forrado de piel.
The birds seem to have functioned as amulets ("fetishes" or "animal totems" in Petitot's account): "That day every umiak was decorated by the skin of some beast or that of some bird spread on little sticks like the paper on a kite, fluttering from a pole.
Thirty years ago actress and singer Umiak Mahoupe, and Agoshaman Ceribel, an artist, moved into an empty terraced house in one of London's most fashionable areas and squatted there.