A singular & beautiful Inuit skin kayak model pre-1950. Includes a native paddler doll with carved wooden face. This one has the thinnest natural skin I’ve ever seen used on one of these. The entire frame structure and it’s construction. There are old breaks in the skin – 3 in the top the most pronounced in the foredeck (see images) and 2.5 in the port hull forward. About 14 1/2 long (37cm). Regarding Provenance / circumstances of original early century. Collection by KEHE see following 2007 correspondence. But I asked my wife and her brothers, who actually are the heirs of the late Marlies Kehe, H. If your are interested in these, they could be combined with the first one in a deal. These are really outstanding objects: First one a mega rare early wooden Eskimo sculpture of a kayak, complete with human figure and paddle, formed beautifully out of from heavy driftwood. The other is quite a large and most wonderfully executed skin kayak model, complete with the rare hunter figure and an outfit of excellent weapons, highest workmanship. I think this would be a great opportunity for the serious and knowledgeable collector to acquire such rare and outstanding material. Due to the importance of the famous provenance Umlauff! Please see the attached photos. Heinrich Louis Kehe was mainly a collector of military objects of the German imperial army (Kaiser Wilhelm) and the old German armies before 1870. In our hands there still are a number of African objects (also collected around 1900 from the Umlauff company), these great old Eskimo artifacts , a beautiful large ca. 1870 Cheyenne Indian German silver cross, an old trade knife collected in person by Kehe from the Sioux chief Rocky Bear during the famous Buffalo Bill show in Kehe’s home town, Hannover, in 1890. Flat Rate for secure, fully insured U. The item “Inuit Greenland Style Skin Kayak Model From an Old German H. L. KEHE Collection” is in sale since Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal”. The seller is “notnow00″ and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Artisan: Indigenous Artist
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Inuit