Luke Anguhadluq

Preparing to Skin a Caribou

1974
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In an interview published in Uqalurait, elder Timothy Kadloo talked about preparing skins: If my brother decided the skin would be used to make a parka, he would skin the caribou in a certain way. If the caribou would be used to make pants, then he would skin it differently. He would also decide if the skin would be for an adult or a child. This would depend on the size of the skin. He would also decide which person would be best suited for the skin … The women used to make clothing in a hurry. My brother tried to make things as easy as possible for the women. He tried to save them as much work as possible.
Title
Preparing to Skin a Caribou
Date
1974
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured pencil and graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
56 x 75.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
Rights
© Public Trustee of Nunavut. Estate of Luke Anguhadluq
Accession number
36347