Boy Playing with Dogs
“Boy Playing with Dogs” by Eleeshushe Parr – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1966 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: No condition to be noted.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: “Boy Playing with Dogs” was released with the Cape Dorset 2012 Spring Print collection from the archives of Dorset Fine Arts.
With the ability to travel being central to the successful survival of northern cultures, the value of the working dog is immeasurable. As hunting companion, pack and draught animal, the Inuit dog enhanced the ability of the Inuit and their ancestors to move from place to place, toting their few belongings, in the constant search for game. The number of dogs belonging to an Inuit family used to depend on the productivity of the hunting territory and the skill of the individual hunter. Historically, two adult dogs were the maximum kept by a family living in the Canadian Arctic, while in Greenland four or five dogs per family was the norm.