5 highlights from the Inuit art collection en route to Winnipeg

Thousands of pieces of Inuit art left Yellowknife this week, destined for display in the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Check out 5 highlights from the collection.

After years of storage, artifacts destined for new Inuit Art Centre

After years of being in storage at Yellowknife's Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, more than 8,000 Inuit artifacts are headed to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Many of the items are destined for the Gallery's new Inuit Art Centre.

Here are five highlights from the collection heading to Winnipeg:

Sculpture — Luke Airut, Igloolik

Luke Airut of Igloolik made this carving in the 1990s of a man fighting off a rabid dog. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC)

This sculpture was created by Luke Airut in Igloolik in the 1990s. It shows an Inuit man fighting off a rabid dog. The sculpture was created using soapstone and the dog's teeth are made of ivory. It was created a for a travelling circumpolar exhibit, called 'Arts in the Arctic'.

Tapestry — Marion Tuu'luq, Baker Lake

A tapestry created by Marion Tuu'luq in Baker Lake in 1974. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC)

This tapestry is from Baker Lake, Nunavut and was created by Marion Tuu'luq in 1974.

Bowls — Unknown artist

Containers made of braided sinew. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC)

When and where these small bowls were created is unknown. They were made using sinew. The sinew was braided together and then each braid was layered on top of each other to create the bowl shape. Seal teeth and dried berries adorn the sides.

Prints — Eegyvudluk Pootoogook, Cape Dorset

The two Cape Dorset prints were created by Eegyvudluk Pootoogook in 1979. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC)

These two prints were created by Cape Dorset artist Eegyvudluk Pootoogook in 1979.

Sealskin stencil — Unknown artist

The origin of this stencil is unknown but it was created using sealskin. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC)

The origin of this stencil is unknown, but it was created using sealskin.