The place of arts and crafts in the social and economic life of northern communities
Principal Investigator: Miller, Beth (2)
Licence Number: 12503
Organization: University of Windsor
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: self

Objective(s): To continue the study that was initiated in 1992 which focuses on the economic and cultural importance of sewing activities; to review the interests of active sewers in establishing a sewing centre; to document the changing importance of sewing to Inuit households.

Project Description: The researcher will return to Igloolik to undertake a more detailed examination of the economic and cultural importance of sewing activities in the Inuit household. The issues to be considered are the teaching and learning of sewing skills, the close connections between hunting and sewing and the economic contribution of sewing to the household. In addition, the researcher will collect information about the advantages of opening a local sewing centre.