kayak

Single manhole kayak with a wooden frame, over which hide is stretched. Thinner strips of hide are wrapped over the top in several places and attached to the frame at the sides. Both the stern and bow are elongated with the skin being carefully wrapped over them. The skin has split at one end. Around the manhole, the hide is attached to pegs of a lighter coloured hard material, possibly ivory. There are also two supports of the same material at the crossover point of the wood aperture.

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