Woman’s inner parka - ROM2005_5297_1


Woman’s inner parka

Maker: Attatsiaq, Paallirmiut (Caribou Inuit)
Medium:Caribou skin, cloth, glass beads, caribou teeth
Geography: Arviat, Western Hudson Bay, Nunavut, Canada
Date: early 20th century
120 × 100 × 18 cm
Object number: 938.50.31
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThe Hudson’s Bay Company post at Churchill, Manitoba provided an accessible and abundant supply of glass beads for the Paallirmiut of the Arviat area in Nunavut. Beaded designs were created on cloth panels that were then stitched to the hood, chest, and shoulder areas of the woman’s inner parka. Inuit seamstresses displayed a keen sense of colour patterns and graphic design.
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