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Published: 08 May 2021

By Andy Ross

Wallhangings that tell a story

in the 1970s a new art form called nivingajuliat came to prominence in Canada's Baker Lake. 

This article records the importance of telling stories through the wallhangings made by women in the region. The use of traditional skills like sewing and stitching enabled the recall and retelling of childhood memory and ancient custom. It also reveals the way Inuit people have represented their own history, very different to the colonial gaze. A fascinating read.