Inuit Art Auction

November 21, 2017

LOT 39

Lot 39


Lot 39 Details
ANNIE NIVIAXIE (1930-), ᐊᓂ ᓂᕕᐊᓯ, Port Harrison / Inukjuak


sealskin applique, felt
signed in syllabics
79 x 110 in — 200.7 x 279.4 cm

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $4,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Inuit women have had a long tradition of preparing and sewing skins for garments. These skills have been kept alive through the creativity of textile art. Caroline Napartuk, Mina Napartuk, Malaya Crow and Annie Niviaxie often collaborated on these large scale works. There are some particularly wonderful details on this wall hanging, including the expressive human faces, the pink stitched tongues of the dogs, bears and foxes and a very detailed interior camp scene.


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LOT 39

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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