Boots

Non depilated ringed sealskin girl's boots with skin soles.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

Animal; sealskin; skin; sinew thread; cloth; cotton; glass bead
Height: 17.5cm, Length: 15.2cm
65-00545-000
© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.


TYPE OF OBJECT: Girl’s

CULTURAL CONTEXT: everyday use; traditional

DESCRIPTION: Non depilated ringed sealskin girl’s boots with skin soles. Darker fur band around top. Upper decorated with light blue cotton and red, green, yellow, white and black beadwork, forming a heart-shaped design with radiating lines, and trimmed with two rows of beads. Top trimmed in red cotton forming straps through which is passed a braided woolen drawstring with a pompom at each end.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic; Kangiqsujjuaq

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1965

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; skin; sinew thread; cloth; cotton; glass bead

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn; beaded

MOTIFS: geometric; line; heart
TYPE OF OBJECT: Girl’s

CULTURAL CONTEXT: everyday use; traditional

DESCRIPTION: Non depilated ringed sealskin girl’s boots with skin soles. Darker fur band around top. Upper decorated with light blue cotton and red, green, yellow, white and black beadwork, forming a heart-shaped design with radiating lines, and trimmed with two rows of beads. Top trimmed in red cotton forming straps through which is passed a braided woolen drawstring with a pompom at each end.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic; Kangiqsujjuaq

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1965

MATERIAL: animal; sealskin; skin; sinew thread; cloth; cotton; glass bead

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn; beaded

MOTIFS: geometric; line; heart

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.

Sculpture of a boat

Sculpture in the round of an Inuk group in an umiak.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

Steatite; seal gut; ivory; string
Height: 10cm, Width: 11cm, Length: 30cm
71-00521-000
© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.


TYPE OF OBJECT: Sculpture in the round

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Artistic

DESCRIPTION: Sculpture in the round of an Inuk group in an umiak.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic; Puvirnituq

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1971 P

MATERIAL: Steatite; seal gut; ivory; string

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved; assembled
TYPE OF OBJECT: Sculpture in the round

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Artistic

DESCRIPTION: Sculpture in the round of an Inuk group in an umiak.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic; Puvirnituq

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1971 P

MATERIAL: Steatite; seal gut; ivory; string

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved; assembled

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.

Sculpture

Whale vertebra with various in the round steatite figures. Movable elements, enabling description of traditional life in camp and on bear hunt.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

Steatite; whale vertebra; ivory
Height: 11cm, Width: 37cm, Length: 52cm
71-00662-000
© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec). All Rights Reserved.


TYPE OF OBJECT: Sculpture in the round

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Artistic; play

DESCRIPTION: Whale vertebra with various in the round steatite figures. Movable elements, enabling description of traditional life in camp and on bear hunt.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic; Ivujivik

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1971 P

MATERIAL: Steatite; whale vertebra; ivory

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved
TYPE OF OBJECT: Sculpture in the round

CULTURAL CONTEXT: Artistic; play

DESCRIPTION: Whale vertebra with various in the round steatite figures. Movable elements, enabling description of traditional life in camp and on bear hunt.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Arctic; Ivujivik

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Inuit

CULTURE: Inuit

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Québec; Nunavik

END OF PRODUCTION: 1971 P

MATERIAL: Steatite; whale vertebra; ivory

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; carved

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Identify some traditional and contemporary materials and manufacture methods utilized by Canadian Arctic Peoples
  • Identify some artistic objects made by Canadian Arctic Peoples using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and their uses
  • Describe how contemporary materials have influenced the artistic objects made by Canadian Arctic Peoples

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