Inuit Art Online Auction

March 02, 2017

LOT 113

Lot 113


Lot 113 Details
MALAYA AKULUKJUK (1915-), E6-240/ KAWTYSEE KAKEE, E9-1373, Pannirtuq / Pangnirtung


wool weaving
signed and titled in Roman and syllabics, numbered 16/20
96.5" x 43.5" — 245.1 x 110.5 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $4,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Deborah Hickman, “Malaya Akulukjuk - A Tribute.” Inuit Art Quaretly, 1996, page 55 as quoted in Maria Von Finkenstein, Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave, 2002, page 66


Hickman remarks, “‘In 1982, the weavers wanted to create a tribute to Akulukjuk. They selected six of her drawings - three representing the human world and three the spirit realm - to use in a composite design. The intention was to recognize the artist’s vision, both the everyday life as well as the spiritual and supernatural.” Maria Von Finkenstein expands, “In the composite of drawings Kawtysee Kakee combined six different narrative scenes by setting them against a snowy landscape. The coarse grain of the wool simulates the texture of snow, and the shifts in colour lead the eye on and suggest the expansion of a landscape receding into the distance.”


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LOT 113

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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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