12 record(s) found with the tag "traditional clothing" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Crafting Culture: Women's Work in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Driscoll Engelstad, Bernadette
Licenced Year(s): 1996
Summary: Data is collected through interviews. Topics include sewing activitiy; clothing production for family use and/or sale; history of clothing change; fur preparation and household hunting activity; graphic art production; craft production; household income and disbursement; domestic responsibilities; community employment statistics and opportunities; current interest in sewing, clothing production b...


Native clothing of the North American Arctic: Igloolik clothing
Principal Investigator: King, Jonathan
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will conduct interviews with Igloolik people about the significance of traditional clothing to the Inuit. Information will also be collected about the use of contemporary versus traditional clothing, and how traditional skills and ideas have been transferred to the tailoring of clothes using contemporary materials. Information will be used to assist in developing an exhibition whi...


The place of arts and crafts in the social and economic life of northern communities
Principal Investigator: Miller, Beth
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: 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 informati...


Inuit Clothing: A Study in the Transformation of Culture
Principal Investigator: Driscoll, Bernadette T.
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Summary: 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. It will be the first anthropological study to examine c...


Factors Influencing Changes in Decisions Made While Producing Inuit Clothing
Principal Investigator: Oakes, Jill
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1989
Summary: The researcher and her team will collect information about choices made by Inuit seamstresses by actually working with seamstresses to produce clothing. Temporal and individual variations in economic, political, social, cultural, and historical factors influencing decisions made during the production procedures will be identified by talking with community members and searching through archival ar...


Factors Influencing Change in Inuit Shamanic Dress
Principal Investigator: Caseburg, Debbie
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The purpose of this study is to analyze the historical and contemporary factors that influence clothing and adornment used by Belcher Island shamans in the practice of their traditional beliefs. The objective is to identify temporal (time) variations and determine factors influencing changes in clothing style and decoration....


Inuit Textiles Products in Broughton Island, Northwest Territories: A Cross-Cultural Case Study of Economic Development
Principal Investigator: Chun, Zarah
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The researcher will identify and analyze the cultural factors of both the Inuit producer and the non-Inuit consumer which influence the production and design of Broughton Island products. Information collected will possibly be used by Inuit to create a successful product line....


Dene Clothing Research
Principal Investigator: Thompson, Judy
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: In conjunction with on-going research on Dene clothing in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Dene seamstresses will be interviewed about their life and work. Community residents will also be consulted regarding a proposed exhibition of Dene clothing. Examples of the sewing of contemporary Dene women will be purchased for the permanent collection at the Museum of Civilization....


Bird Skin Clothing Project
Principal Investigator: Oakes, Jill
Licenced Year(s): 1989
Summary: Ms. Oakes will document bird skin clothing production in Sanikiluaq. The information will include skin selection, skin preparation, pattern development, garment construction and maintenance of eider duck parkas. The clothing and artifacts will be assembled in an exhibition which will include a booklet (English and Inuktitut) and a short video film.The show will travel to schools and museums i...


Inuit Knowledge of the Ecology of the Hudson Bay Eider and Other Waterfowl Species
Principal Investigator: Nakashima, Douglas
Licenced Year(s): 1988
Summary: Mr. Nakashima is continuing his research into the ecology and use of eider ducks in central Hudson Bay. He will be interviewing residents to determine how the use of eider ducks has changed over the years. He also wants to learn which ducks are best to use for making clothing and how clothing is made....


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