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Imagery by Artists of Baker Lake, Nunavut
MARION SCOTT GALLERY

The small northern Canadian community of Baker Lake has been home to some of the foremost Inuit artists of contemporary times. While recognized widely for its stone sculpture and prints, it is in the realm of textile art that this remote community has made its most important mark on Canadian art. Invented by Baker Lake women artists in the early 1970s and practised to this day, Inuit wallhangings are a form of appliqué in which images are cut from felt and sewn to wool backings, often enlivened by embroidered surfaces. At once contemporary and traditional, these colourful images range in subject matter from the supernatural to the folkloric and ethnographic.

INUIT ART / FABRIC ART / FIRST NATIONS
Trade Paperback / 8" x 8" / 62 pages
ISBN 0-921634-36-6 / $19.95 US / $25.00 CDN

 

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