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Inuit arts

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    • InuitArts
    • Enookie AkulukjukPangnirtung, Baffin Island, CanadaPtarmigan in Spring
    • In a land of snow and rock, Inuit artists work with the limitedmaterials available : bone, ivory, fur and stone.Their preferred medium has been walrus ivory, but since theestablishment of southern markets for Inuit art in 1945,figurative works are carved in relatively soft stone suchas soapstone or serpentinite.Inuit people live in arcticenvironment, in territoriessuch as northern Alaska ,Canada’s Arctic islands,Greenland, and northeastSiberia.
    • Greenland,Sedna sitting
    • Clyde River, NunavutCanadaCormorant, walrus tusk
    • Regilee PiungituqClyde River, Nunavut, CanadaBird of prey, whalebone ivory
    • Arviat, North CanadaFalcon
    • Yellowknife, CanadaHumpback Whale, carved from Baffin Bay serpentine
    • Simeonie Killiktee, carver from Kimmirut, Baffin IslandMuskox, soapstone
    • Iqaluit, Baffin Island, Nunavut - CanadaMusk Ox, serpentine
    • Muskox , by Lucassie IkkidluakIqaluit, Nunavut, CanadaGreen serpentine stone
    • Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, NunavutPolar bear hunting
    • Kimmirut, Baffin Island,CanadaGoose - green serpentinewith quartz inclusions.
    • Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, CanadaLoon, serpentine
    • Judah NatanineClyde River, Baffin Island,CanadaSedna and daughter
    • Looty PijaminiGrise Fjord, Ellesmere island, CanadaSedna, walrus ivory
    • Looty PijaminiTwo mothers
    • My first carving was a small arctic fox made of wood, carvedwith a small pocketknife. I learned from my father who wascarving ivory at that time. He would trade these small carvingsto men from the early freighter ships. This was long beforeanyone else was carving...Osuitok Ipeelee(1923-2005)Cape Dorset, Baffin Island
    • Osuitok IpeeleeProud Owl
    • Osuitok IpeeleCaribouSerpentine
    • Osuitok IpeeleeCaribou, soapstone
    • Tasiilaq, East GreenlandWooden ivory box
    • Clyde River, Nunavut, CanadaKamiks - Boots made of sealskin, with intricate design,demonstrating superb workmanship when turned inside out,
    • Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, CanadaPang hats
    • Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, CanadaColourful clothing
    • Ulu knife, sun glassesA traditional Inuit all-purpose knife made with a caribou antler,muskox horn or walrus ivory handle and slate cutting surface.
    • Lyme Grass BasketsInuit baskets are made of sealyme grass, plentiful andeasy to obtain.These baskets are examples offine hand made inuit crafts.
    • Pond inlet, Baffin Island, CanadaBasket with otter
    • Pond inlet, Baffin Island, CanadaBasket with bird
    • Sarah Appaqaq from, Pond inletBasket withInuk pulling catch
    • Sarah AppaqaqBasket with Hawk
    • Basket with Loon
    • Chesterfield Inlet, NunavutHair CombIvory with black colouring
    • INUIT PRINTSInuit printmaking art started in the late 1950‘s.The first collection was issued by the Inuit Artists fromCape Dorset, Baffin Island (Canada), in 1960.
    • Pangnirturg , Baffin Island, CanadaJoy of the Drum Dance
    • Sedna’s WonderSedna is often mentioned becauseshe is a frequent theme for inuitartists.According to Inuit legend , Sedna isa sea goddess.Sedna was a young girl ; one day,her group was preparing to gohunting on the sea. As she went toclimb into a kayak, some boyspushed her into the sea. She tried tohold onto the kayak to keep fromdrowning, but they chopped off herfingers and Sedna drowned.As she sank deeper into the sea, shebegan to transform into a halfhuman, half sea animal. She wasnow a part of the world underwater;a sea goddess representing andprotecting all sea creatures.
    • Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, CanadaThree Owls
    • Cape dorset, Beffin Island, CanadaHawk and Raven
    • Kenojuak Ashevakborn in 1927Canadian Inuit Printmaker,Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, Canada
    • Kenojuak AshevakMigrating Birds
    • Kenojuak AshevakFloral Passage
    • Kenojuak AshevakLong Necked Loon
    • The worlds first sunglasses were built by the Inuit of the Arctic.They were created from bone, leather or wood with small slits see through,designed to protect the eyes from snowblindness caused by the bright springsunlight.The first snow goggles are said to date back 2000 years to a culture known as OldBering Sea, who lived around the west coast of Alaska and were the ancestors ofthe modern Inuit.The snow goggles came to Canada with the Inuit (Thule culture) about 800 yearsago. This example, an artifact of the Thule people, from north Baffin, was craftedfrom walrus ivory and dates back to between 1200 AD and 1600 AD.
    • “Christmas in the iglu” by Elisapee Ishulutak.Uqqurmiut (Pangnirtung), Baffin©Mario Ricca, 2013Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Craftshttp://www.uqqurmiut.com/