Tuilik

Tuilik

Tuilik is a traditional Greenland paddling jacket, used when paddling a kayak. It is a jacket and a spray shirt integrated into one piece of clothing, which is sealed at the face, at the wrists and around the cockpit coaming. In this way the paddler can do an eskimo roll without getting wet, and without getting any water into his kayak. Traditionally, a tuilik was made from seal-skin, although, outside of Greenland, the modern tuilik is made from neoprene or from waterproof, breathable fabric.

External links

  • Description of the Tuilik.
  • A Tuilik from the British Museum.

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