‘Pungnialuk’ by Pudlo Pudlat – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1978 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Good condition – noticeable crease running top to bottom on right side of the print approximately 1 inch from the very edge. Does not affect the image and can easily be covered with mat when framing.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: “Pungnialuk” – caribou skin … my first impression of this print was a top to bottom view of a well fed fat caribou. Then on further research found the title means Caribou Skin that indeed it now looks as stretched skinned caribou hide. It is so common to find a touch of humour in Pudlo’s prints even in a situation as dry as a stretched caribou hide for drying. The full body appears so lively as if the caribou is actually grassing peacefully.
Caribou is one of the most desired hunt by the Inuit for nor only provide food, but skin is needed for clothing, and bones for tools.