Mother and Daughter
‘Mother and Daughter’ by Pitseolak Qimirpik – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2022 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: No condition noted.
Description by Artist: No description by artist.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Although carrying different responsibilities because of physical abilities, women in the Inuit culture have always played an equally important role in the survival of the family and the Inuit communities. Married couples had to work together to overcome nearly impossible living conditions. Because every individual had to rely on a partner to survive, marriages were often arranged at birth to ensure the survival of the family. In the modern culture, women participate in education and leadership roles more than men, often becoming primary wage earners while men take on roles traditionally held by women.
In this apparently innocent and inconsequential portrait of a child standing by her mother for protection, the mother will transfer so much knowledge to this little girl that will bring her to fulfil a semi-traditional role in her society as influence from western culture continues being slowly adopted.
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.