Tiny Records of Inuit Life: Nunatsiavut Embroideries - Susan A. Kaplan, Genevieve LeMoine & Katie Donlan
Labrador’s landscapes and icescapes. These textiles are distinct among Canadian, Greenlandic, and Alaskan Inuit artistic traditions, and have never been described or studied. The Arctic Museum staff has been visiting Nunatsiavut communities, meeting with individuals who have expressed an interest in examining and talking about the embroideries, in an effort to collaboratively document the history and significance of this Nunatsiavut art form. This project, supported by the Tradition \& Transition Research Partnership, is part of an Arctic Museum initiative to use the museum’s collections to further document the history of artistic endeavors of Labrador Inuit and increase communities’ access to the museum’s holdings. The illustrated presentation will feature a selection of the embroideries and some of the results of the collaborative work.