Eskimo Woman with Ulu
‘Eskimo Woman with Ulu’ by Pudlo Pudlat – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1960 presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Very Good Condition – Professionally restored for paper handling marks. Fading of dyed paper in area exposed from previous matting (Picture # 1 shows this). Recommended to use mat during framing to cover the discolored margins.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This print edition is very interesting, first because it was not released in a cataloged collection. The title is inconsistently inscribed as “Woman with Ulu” or “Eskimo Woman with Ulu” among different released prints of the edition, though it is registered by the latter title. Also, though recorded as 1961 print, you may find copies dated 1960 and 1961. This copy is dated 1960. Last interesting inconsistency of this print is that print though Sealskin Stencil is the print technique used, it sometime may be inscribed as Stencil.
One consistency you can always count on Pudlo’s designs is his humor and quirkiness and this is no exception. A smiling woman wearing amauti with a happy smiling baby on her hood carries an ulu as large as her own body while on her other hand she carries a tiny knife in comparison. The overall composition brings a happy note.
Reference picture # 4 for size comparison with letter size paper