ULAYU PINGWARTOK; KENOJUAK ASHEVAK; OVILU TUNNILLIE; SHARNI POOTOOGOOK; M. SAMUELLIE; ANIRNIK OSHUITOQ; ISHUHUNGITOK POOTOOGOOK; PUDLO PUDLAT; SOROSILUTO ASHOONA; PITSEOLAK ASHOONA, Cape Dorset / KINNGAIT
A COLLECTION OF FABRIC SAMPLES: LITTLE HAWKS; DANCING GEESE; TUMBLING BIRDS; GOSLINGS; FISH AND SHADOWS; LOVERS; FABULOUS GEESE; BIRDS IN FLIGHT; SPIRITS AND BIRDS; MERMAID LEGEND; SNOWY OWL; TIKTALIKTA; SUMMER GEESE; PTARMIGAN
linen and canvas
most printed with “Title, Artist, West Baffin Eskimo Co-op, Cape Dorset, N.W.T., registered 1967”,
attached tags: Cape Dorset Eskimo Fabrics, Design No., Repeat, Artist, Fabric, Canadian Arctic Producers Ltd., Winner of the Design 67 Award granted by the National Design Council and the Department of Industry
sizes vary, largest 48" x 28" — 121.9 x 71.1 cm.
Boyd explains, Textile design and fiber arts:
A result of the interest generated by an exhibition of Inuit-inspired fabric designs at Expo 67 in Montreal, Inunoo Limited was incorporated in 1969 to act as a marketing agency for Cape Dorset fabric designs.
Ultimately, manufacturing textiles in the North proved too expensive for an industry renowned for cheap labour and low production costs. As well, the studio’s esoteric designs found only a limited market.
Leslie Boyd, “Sanaunguabik - The Place Where Things are Made”, from In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three Decades of Inuit Printmaking, 1991, page 16-22
Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Cape Dorset, Cape Dorset / Kinngait, Kinngait