Towkie Qarpik

Name:
Towkie Qarpik (1935 – )
Gender:
Female
Style:
Inuit
Region:
Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada

Towkie has been a versatile artist throughout her life. She began sewing as a young woman and eventually that talent led to tapestry weaving. Carving came later in life, with a preference for mother and child groups. She began drawing in the mid-seventies with some success, but has recently stopped due to the lack of a place to sell them. Towkie’s husband Peterosie is a carver; her son Stevie is a carver and printer. Her daughter Peepeelee is a printer.

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