"a boat carved from a dense, rather speckle kind of wood"
Wooden frame of umiak, exhibition in Greenland National Museum in Nuuk
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An umiak is a type of boat used in the Arctic region. Unlike a kayak, which is supposed to be a "man's boat", umiak means "woman's boat". They have been made in the same way for centuries, except that metal bolts and screws are now used.