Timothy Kuananapik Quananaapik

Woman at Work

1963
Category: 
In an interview published in Uqalurait, elder Anna Kappianaq, offers insight into womens’ activity: I usually take the blubber and a layer of skin off at the same time. You have to make sure the blubber has removed. I make the skin thin enough so that it will be soft but not too thin, then scrape off the excess oils, wash it, wring out the water, and dry it without further scraping … With the hair on, sealskins could be used for making furred kamiit (boots), pants, mittens, jackets, and pinirat (slippers worn inside boots). You could make almost anything out of sealskin. It has many more uses than bearded sealskin. You could make a tent, backpack bags, ropes, boat covers, and kamik (boot) soles. You could have everything as long as you had sealskins.
Title
Woman at Work
Date
1963
Medium
Print
Materials
stonecut in blue on laid japan paper
Dimensions
42.8 x 32.8 cm maximum irregular
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1992
Accession number
37396