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Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave by  Maria Von Finckenstein - Paperback - 2002 - from Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB (SKU: 172281)

Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave

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Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave

by Von Finckenstein, Maria

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VG- very light interior foxing, minor corner and edge wear.
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0773523359
ISBN 13
9780773523357
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Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002. Paperback. VG- very light interior foxing, minor corner and edge wear.. Color-illustrated wraps with yellow, tan and white lettering. viii, 202 pp. Color and BW illustrations. In 1970 a small group of young Inuit women in Pangnirtung on Baffin Island began to tell a story - a story about their past, their culture, their lives - a story told through woven pictures. The first book dedicated to the art form of tapestry weaving, Nuvisavik shows how weaving became a bridge between nomadic camp life and life in a permanent settlement. The tapestries, meticulously woven by women trained by their mothers as seamstresses, portray images wistfully remembered by elders in the community and captured by local artists. Both the drawings and the tapestries convey the pride of the Inuit in their culture. The tapestries are presented against a rich cultural and historical context. Two of the essays in the book are based on interviews with elders and reflect the colourful history of the Cumberland Sound, where sustained contact between Inuit and Americans and Scots began as early as the mid-nineteenth century. The cultural content of the tapestries is discussed by members of the Inuit community, decoding otherwise enigmatic and puzzling images. A wonderful blend of art history and cultural history, Nuvisavik will entertain the scholar and art collector as well as readers with a special interest in the history of the Canadian North. -Amazon.

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Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
172281
Title
Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave
Author
Von Finckenstein, Maria
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - VG- very light interior foxing, minor corner and edge wear.
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0773523359
ISBN 13
9780773523357
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Place of Publication
Montreal
Date published
2002
Keywords
Canadian Art, Textiles ; Inuit Weaving ; ;
Bookseller catalogs
Canadian Art;

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