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Published: 15 February 2021

By Andy Ross

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Article of the Week - number forty-seven - A Canadian Arctic waistcoat

Each week an article from the studio collection is selected to highlight in the blog. This time it is a waistcoat from the Canadian Arctic, pictured above.


Featuring the Rankin Inlet inuksuk, the standing stones that Inuit travellers place as a directional marker, this waistcoat is made from felted wool with a poly-cotton lining. It is blanket-stitched in red, with orange and yellow embroidery as decoration alongside the felt inuksuk. The vest was made for IVALU, which opened in 1992 to showcase the creativity of the local Inuit people.