Salluit carvings on display in Ottawa


A new display of 22 carvings from Salluit called Archetypes in Stone is at the Canadian Museum of Civilization until at least the end of 2006.

The carvings were made in the 1950s in Salluit and portray Inuit in traditional activities, such as fishing, hunting and camping.

Each carving is displayed alongside a photograph illustrating a person from another time and society in a similar role, such as the Hero, the Beautiful Woman, the Warrior, the Nurturer, the Hunter, the Provider and the Family.

The display was drawn from the museum’s collection of 10,000 pieces of Inuit art that includes prints, carvings and textiles.

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