- Museum number
Seal skin jacket for kayaking (tuilik), probably of the skin of young harp seal, with several black patches of harp seal.
- Production date
- 1985-1990 (circa)
Height: 130 centimetres
Width: 97 centimetres
Depth: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The tuilik was previously owned by Hans Kleist-Thomassen (Kayak Club Nuuk), who had bought the tuilik from Jan Boller (Kayak Club Maniitsoq) in 1996 or 1997. Before, the tuilik may have been owned by Jakob Gedionsen (Kayak Club Maniitsoq), who is known for having worn large tuiliks, and it may have been made for him by his mother in 1988 or 1989.
For the competitions in Nanortalik in 2001, the tuilik was used by Arild Landa for the team rolling competition, and by Ingerid B.Aase and Jan Peter Moller for the single rolling competitions. The size of the hood was fitted to each user by making larger or smaller "knobs" filled with stones and bound with thread.
The tuilik has been repaired several times, among others on 15/7/2001 by Bibiane "Arnaq" Isaksen (Qaqortoq), who mended the tuilik in three places with black patches of harp seal skin. Ethno 2001 Am 14.18.a is a sample from the skin used for patches; Ethno 2001 Am 14.18.b is a sample of what was cut away around a hole in the tuilik during repair.
Photographs of the tuilik in use in the Kayak Championships in Nanortalik in July 2001, and repaired by Bibiane "Arnaq" Isaksen during the championship on 15 July 2001, in the Pictorial Collection.
- Not on display
- Fair. Several small holes and tears.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- B.Pauksztat field collection. Bought from Hans Kleist-Thomassen (of Nuuk), 20.7.2001, in Nanortalik.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number