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Kayak jacket (tuiliusaq) made of grey neoprene. White logo showing kayaker in waves on front right.
- Production date
- 1997 (circa)
Length: 128 centimetres
Width: 160 centimetres (arms outstretched)
Depth: 7 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This tuiliusaq (literally, "something resembling a tuilik") was bought by Jenseeraq Amondsen from Hans Kleist-Thomassen in about 1997 or 1998. Hans Kleist-Thomassen had commissioned the jacket from Brooks Wetsuits, a business in Vancouver, Canada, who makes these jackets after patterns they received from Hans Kleist-Thomassen in about 1993.
Jenseeraq Amondsen has frequently used the tuiliusaq for training. He occasionally washes the garment in the washing machine, and then hangs it up for drying - the marks of the clothes-pegs can still be seen on the garment.
Kayak jackets of neoprene are increasingly used for training (especially rolling, but also for paddling in winter) in kayak clubs all along the coast in Greenland. They are commissioned from Brooks Wetsuits through Hans Kleist-Thomassen.
Photographs of Jenseeraq Amondsen wearing this garment during the Kayak Championship in Nanortalik, July 2001, in the Pictorial Collection.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- B.Pauksztat field collection. Bought from Jenseeraq Amondsen, 23 July 2001, in Nanortalik after the Kayak Championship.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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