Woman Scraping Sealskin
20 1/2 x 24 13/16 in. (52 x 63 cm)
Lucy Qinnuayuak (AKA Lucy)
(1915 - 1982)
(1928 - 2004)
Medium and Support:
Bequest of Isabel C. Herdle
Location: Not currently on view
Traditionally, Inuit men and women had very defined roles. Men hunted and fished, fashioned tools, shelter and transportation while women took care of the children, prepared food and made clothing. These roles sometimes crossed as they worked together as a unit according to their strengths and to ensure survival. Resettlement of Inuit to permanent communities has disrupted the balance of these traditional roles. The male role of hunter has greatly decreased while female roles have transferred easily to the new living situation in the Arctic.
[Label text from "Art from the Arctic: Inuit Prints and Sculpture" (11/20/09-2/14/10) by Cynthia Culbert]
Eskimo Art, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI; purchased by Isabel Herdle, Rochester, NY in 1967; bequeathed to the MAG in 2005
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 2000--.
Article Scope: Entry.
Sandra B. Barz.
Inuit Artists Print Workbook.
New York, NY: Arts & Culture of the North, 1981-2004.
Volume Number: I
Article Scope: Entry and reproduction.
Eskimo Graphic Art = Les arts graphiques esquimaux.
Cape Dorset, 1966.
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