From the Vault: The New Kamiks

Take a peek into our 14,000+ collection with our blog series, From the Vault! Every other week, we're sharing interesting stories about one of our artefacts.

What is the provenance of this pair? When did they enter the BSM collection?

This work on paper titled The New Kamiks by Mayoreak Ashoona was acquired by the museum in 1982.

Are there any features that distinguish this work of art from the same period and geographical location?

As an artwork, this piece by Mayoreak Ashoona is unique to her yet shares similarities to other works she has created. Her work takes inspiration from her community and from the natural world around her. Ashoona is a well-known artist based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut and she is known for her ink and coloured pencil work. Many of her drawings have also been made into prints.

Can you elaborate more on the subject of this artwork?

The subject of this work is the completion of a new pair of kamiks. We see the back of a seamstress who holds the new pair on her hands. In front of her are the kamik-making tools that she used to create the boots. Ashoona was not only an accomplished visual artist, she was also a seamstress and her work making kamiks surely informed this piece.

You Might Also Like

2 comments

  1. heal from broken heart" It was very easy for me to get my husband back through the help of a real spell caster called Dr unity" You can work with him-he is real. My husband breakup with me and left me to be with another woman, and i wanted him back. I was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, I love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him break up with me so that he can be able to get married to the other lady and this lady i think use witchcraft on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for,I cry all day and night for God to send me a helper to get back my husband!! I was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a love-spell for me. 11hours later, my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much, Oh My God! i was so happy, and today i am happy with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one big family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr Unity, he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that Dr.Unity is best spell caster online who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are here and your lover is turning you down, or your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore, contact this powerful spell caster Dr.Unity..
    Here his contact..WhatsApp him: +2348055361568 ,
    Email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com
    His website:https://unityspells.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. REAL URGENT EFFECTIVE SPELL CASTER TO HELP BRING BACK EX LOVER AND SAVE MARRIAGE  

      Hello everyone, my name is Elisa Keily I am so overwhelmed with joy all thanks to Dr Raypower spell. my husband left me for another woman few years back and I was very devastated cause I never did anything wrong to him, I was left with my two kid and a job that pays little.i was almost giving up until I saw a testimony online about Dr Raypower and I decided to contact him.i explained my problem to him and he assured me I'll see a positive result after 24hurs, surprisingly my husband came back the day after the spell begging me to forgive him and promised to never leave. My husband has been back for 6 months now and we've never had any issues, am glad I didn't doubt Dr Raypower cause he sure can solve any problems with fast relief you can also contact him for help now

      Email: Urgentspellcast@gmail.com or Urgentspellcast@yahoo.com

      Website: https://urgentspellcast.wordpress.com/ 

      WhatsApp: +14243308109

      Delete