• Culture/People:

    Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)

  • Object name:

    Canoe model, paddle/paddles, and fishing gear

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    Mussels Bay, Isla Navarino (Navarin Island); Antártica Chilena Province; Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region XII; Chile

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, iron nails, paint, animal bone, sinew, peat

  • Techniques:

    Carved, nailed, wrapped, painted, dried

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected in 1907 or 1908 by American explorer, writer, artist, and photographer Charles Wellington Furlong (1874 -1967) during his expeditions to Tierra del Fuego; acquired by MAI in 1916.

  • Dimensions:

    83 x 20 x 17 cm

  • Catalog number:

    5/8571

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