Looking Backward: Archaic Arctic Art and Artifacts
July 09 — 14, 2022
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Two Harpoon Heads and Various Implements, Pannirtuq (Pangnirtung), Pre-1900
Private collection of Edward Charles and Judy Steeves, Ontario;
Thence by descent to the consignor
This attractive seal-form lure and other implements are from the collection of Edward Charles and Judy Steeves.
Edward Charles “Ted” Steeves was the co-owner of Karen Bulow Limited in Montreal and then Toronto from 1959 to 1985. In 1969, Karen Bulow Limited, was approached by the Federal Government to start a weaving program in Pangnirtung.  Although the program proved ultimately unsustainable, numerous textiles were produced through the program, and several important talent were discovered who went on to become important graphics artists in Pangnirtung.
(1) The Globe and Mail, Edward Steeves Obituary, march 13-19 2021. Click here
to read more
Crandall, Richard C., Inuit Art A History, (Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company), 189.
Canadian Museum of History, Artifact no. IV-X-593. Click here to read more
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