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Metro Minute with In Mother’s Hood

A new exhibit of Arctic dolls at the University of Alberta pays tributeto both the tenderness and strength of Canada’s Northern women.

A new exhibit of Arctic dolls at the University of Alberta pays tribute to both the tenderness and strength of Canada’s Northern women. In Mother’s Hood: Inuit Packing Dolls Of Taloyoak, highlights the U of A’s collection of Inuit dolls created by the women of Taloyoak, a tiny hamlet in Nunavut.

The exhibit pays tribute to a longstanding tradition of self-sufficiency; in 1974, the women formed a craft co-operative and began using their sewing skills to make distinct collector dolls to earn money for their families.

In Mother’s Hood runs until Aug. 3, 2011, in the lobby of the Human Ecology Building on campus.

 
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