Sunday, 23 January 2011

Inuit Baskets

These beautiful baskets are the work of Inuit artists from the Arctic Archipelago, in the extreme north of Canada, in the region of Nunavut; islands like Baffin, Ellesmere, Cornwallis, Victoria, some of them among the largest on the planet.

Sparse and isolated inuit settlements of hunters and fishermen, just recently arrived to modern civilized patterns, are developping original artistic activities. Most of these baskets are hand made in Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung or the Nunavut region's capital Iqaluit.

Basket with Bird

Basket with Loon

Basket with seal

Basket with Bird