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Lena Kamoayok

Caribou skin, leather, wood​

In Inuinnait culture, sewing is rooted in the identity of women. Being an accomplished seamstress is a highly valued talent.  From a young age, girls are taught to sew through the guidance of their mothers and grandmothers. In the past, this learning often began through the sewing of dolls.


​This doll was sewn by Lena Kamoayok. It wears snow goggles and holds a traditional fishing trident known as a kakivak.

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