Pulling Kamituk

Artist:
May Lonsdale, See available art.
Gender:
Female
Style:
Inuit
Community:
Pangnirtung, See available art.
Art Type:
Print
Collection:
Pangnirtung 1983
Medium:
Stonecut on Mulberry Kozo paper
Edition:
Certified Limited Edition Print # 20 of 50 printed by Solomon Karpik
Size (in):
Paper (H x W): 15 ½ x 22 ½
Size (cm):
Paper (H x W): 39 x 57 cm
Framed:
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID:
10300-00225

$600.00

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Description

Condition:          No condition to report.

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:   ‘Pulling Kamituk’  – Last copy available.

The hunter comes back to the temporary seal hunting camp with a successful catch.  A woman helps pull the sled (kamituk) back into the camp where the seal will be cut and divided with the rest of the families also in the camp.  It is common that several families will travel together to the hunt camp and several hunters collaborate together to catch a seal for their families.  Hunters will use dogs to find seals breathing holes and each hunter stand silently motionless above each breathing hole until a seal comes up to breath.  This is when the hunter catches the seal with his spear.

This is a very laborious and detailed stonecut where the pattern of the hair of the caribou and seal fur can be seen following different directions in the parkas, pants and boots of the people wearing them.  Same as the fur of the seal is very detailed.