Seal have long been key to Inuit survival, providing virtually all the necessities of life: food, warmth, light, and shelter. Seal hide, both waterproof and warm, was the preferred material for clothing and boots. The oil was fuel for lamps. The meat was high in nutrients, energy, and flavor. Seals were highly respected for these reasons, appreciated and shared — the traditions of the seal hunt and of the arts, crafts, and necessities that resulted from it are cultural and community cornerstones.
4 x 2.5"
Artist: Peter Aningmiuk
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