Inuit Art: Cape Dorset
Holiday Card Assortment

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On Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, the artists of Cape Dorset have been making limited-edition original prints for more than fifty years. Diverse media are available to the printmakers—etching and aquatint, woodcut, copper engraving—but the Kinngait Studios’ mainstays are stonecut, stencil, and lithography.

The studios are active from fall through late spring. When the print editions are finished and the fine weather arrives, many people leave the community to return to the land and their traditional camp areas. The Inuit are determined to retain important elements of their culture—their language and stories, their connection to the Arctic and its resources—while adapting to modern ways. The images on the notecards within this boxed assortment exemplify the unique styles of three renowned Inuit artists from the oldest continually operating print studios in Canada.

Contains five each of the following holiday cards:

Steadfast Herd, 2007, by Kananginak Pootoogook
Whales Sounding, 2005, by Kananginak Pootoogook
Vigilant Owl, 2007, by Kenojuak Ashevak
Large Bear, 1961, by Lucy Qinnuayuak

Details
•  Inside message: Season’s Greetings
•  Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) plus envelopes in a
    decorative box.
•  Printed on recycled paper.