Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Cape Dorset, also known as Kinngait (pronounced “King-ite”) for its high, rolling hills, is a thriving Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut, about 1,200 miles due north of Toronto. It is home to the Kinngait Studios, which have been operating there for close to fifty years—the longest continuously running print studios in Canada. Drawing on the community’s wealth of artistic talent, a team of skilled Inuit printmakers work with the artists in editioning their work. The studios are active from the fall each year through late spring, at which time editioning is completed and the staff takes the summer off, making frequent trips out to their traditional camping areas on the land.
The studios are owned and managed by the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, which also markets the work—both sculpture and prints—produced by its Inuit artist members to galleries throughout the world. Since its inception in 1959, the co-op has worked to promote the artistic expression of the Inuit by encouraging the exchange of ideas, techniques, and inspiration among artists from all over the world. Inuit artists have attained international recognition for artistic excellence. The notecards in this collection confirm their deserved reputation.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Starlit Ravens, 2001, by Kenojuak Ashevak
Raven’s Dance, 1995, by Kananginak Pootoogook
Raven in Red, 1996, by Sheojuk Etidlooie
Tulugaq Nunavummi (Raven of Nunavut), 1999, by Kenojuak Ashevak