Inuit Clothing: A Study in the Transformation of Culture
Principal Investigator: Driscoll, Bernadette T. (3)
Licence Number: 11072
Organization: Department of Anthropology, John Hopkins University
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To examine cultural ideology as it informs the design, production, and use of historical and contemporary styles of clothing in the Kitikmeot region; to investigate the displacement of traditional forms of fur clothing introduced in the Kitikmeot region; 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 both in terms of clothing production and textile crafts produced for export;

Project Description: The Researcher will examine indigenous clothing design and clothing change in the Kitikmeot region. She will record the historical change from fur to fabric clothing as well as investigate the continuing importance of fur clothing to hunters and detail the social and economic significance of maintaining sewing skills within Inuit families.