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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Jealousy – Although women held a strong role in society because men would travel and be away for long period of time, men orchestrated family structure with decisions that affected intimately women and girls. Men organized spousal exchange and adoptions to help knit together gaps in Inuit society. This was a socially approved activity devoid of jealousy and promiscuity giving the impression of Inuit couple’s lack of intimacy or strong bonds in a couple. This was a mutually agreed decision that would be temporary only for days or weeks only. In this exchange, families were linked together forming kinship between the involved families. Some argue this practice provided a reciprocal extramarital relations that would not threaten marriage bonds or dissolution.
In the case of adoption or child bearing, women did not have much say and the men had the final word or decision. If the man decided he wanted to adopt a child out to someone else, he would make this decision alone and take away his wife’s child and give to someone else that wanted the child even if the woman opposed.
Provenance from Private collector in Toronto