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Waiting for Husband, Art Hanging

Type: Artwork
Object Name: Art Hanging
Title: Waiting for Husband
Maker: Janet Anautilik Nungnik
Place Made: North America: Canada, Northern Canada, Nunavut, Baker Lake
People: Inuit
Period: Late 20th century
Date: 1992
Dimensions: L 87 cm x W 70 cm
Materials: Wool; glass bead
Techniques: Felted; appliquéd; embroidered
ID Number: T96.0059
Credit: Gift of Enid Rae MacLachlan

A mother with her child on her back looks out from a river’s edge, waiting for her husband to return. The husband can be seen in the distance, sitting in a kayak. The artist appliquéd felted wool cloth, called Stroud cloth, on a wool background to represent the figures, and embellished them with bead embroidery and feather stitch embroidery to suggest the colours and textures of the Arctic tundra in the fall.

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