Inuit Clothing: A Study in the Transformation of Culture
Principal Investigator: Driscoll, Bernadette T. (3)
Licence Number: 10085
Organization: Department of Anthropology, The John Hopkins University
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To examine cultural ideology as it informs the design, production, and use of historical as well as contemporary styles of clothing in the Kitikmeot region; to investigate the displacement of traditional forms of fur clothing; to examine the historical transition from fur to fabric clothing in the area; to trace social, economic, and political changes in gender roles and their correlation to changes in clothing design; to examine the continuing importance of sewing among Inuit women

Project Description: The researcher will examine indigenous clothing design and clothing change in the Kitikmeot Region; will record the historical change from fur to fabric clothing as well as investigate the continuing importance of fur clothing to hunters. The social and economic significance of maintaining sewing skills within Inuit families will also be investigated.