Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Feature : Inuit Doll Craft

Handmade doll by Inuit artist
Malaiya Ningeoseak
of Cape Dorset.

"The tiny community of Taloyoak high above the Arctic Circle in the boothia Penninsula has a population of less than 750. From this highly artistic community comes a strong group of women who take great pride in creating products based on ancient traditions."
These "Packing" animal dolls, each with a baby its hood, are hand crafted with wool and exude all the charm and whimsy of the myths and legends of arctic life.

"Packing Rabbit" doll
handmade by Inuit artist
 Mabel Kootook.
"Packing Bear" doll
 handmade by Inuit artist
 Bessie Uqaqtuq.
"Packing Owl" doll
handmade by Inuit artist
Mary Qingatuq.

See our website for more information or stop by the gallery today!

79 Rue St.Paul Est
Montreal, QC
H2Y 3R1

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