Birds Braid Woman’s Hair
‘Birds Braid Woman’s Hair’ by Kenojuak Ashevak, RCA, OC – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1994 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: yet another beautiful composition by Kenojuak despite its simplicity with three large objects occupying the space. All three subjects, the two birds and the woman, appear to be familiar and very comfortable with eachother giving the impression they have lived together for a long time, just as siblings, as caretakers, as family members. These birds may well be this woman’s spirit helpers that are not only present in difficult times but at all times bringing peace to her spirit. A woman’s braided hair has mystical significance as narwhal whale was created from the transformation of a woman into a whale whose braided hair took the form of the whale’s tusk.
Reference picture # 5 for size comparison with letter size paper sheet.