Research into Traditional and Contemporary Forms/Methods of Hide Tanning and Porcupine Quill Work
Principal Investigator: Baillargeon, Morgan (1)
Licence Number: 11001
Organization: Carlton University Institute of Canadian Studies/Art History
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To do a comparative study of traditional and contemporary methods of hide tanning and porcupine quill use. This study will look at regional differences in southern NWT, Yukon, Northern Alberta and James Bay.

Project Description: The research will address issues pertaining to the endangerment of traditional art forms and practices specific to hide tanning and porcupine quill work. Additionally, the researcher will examine the difficulty in obtaining raw materials and the social implications related to the loss of these art forms.