Arctic dolls: The work of Helen Iguptak

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Helen Iguptak is an artist from Rankin Inlet who makes dolls.

They evoke the traditional dresses and lifestyles of her home community in Nunavut.

Her choice of materials is quintessentially Northern: She uses caribou hide, antler and bone as well as colourful fabrics, bead work and sealskin.

The dolls are a friendly, colourful presence, which speak of the traditional ways being passed on to the young.

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