Embroidered Wall Hanging
From Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), Nunvut. Fanny creates works that primarily feature flowers or leaves, resulting in dense, all-over patterns.
38 in x 27 in.
Initialed by the artist.
Fanny Avatituq Algaalakaq (1950 - ) was born in Baker Lake (Qamani’tuaq), Nunavut. She is produces hand embroidered and appliqued wall hangings with great skill and mastery. Since the 1960’s, the women of Baker Lake have used their sewing skills to visually reconnect Inuit to their land and celebrate survival. Fanny primarily works with wool cloth, felt and cotton embroidery thread. Her works brim with images and patterns found in nature with memories of a nomadic life and a spiritual landscape of Inuit myths and legends. Much like her mother-in-law, Ruth Qaulluaryuk Nuilaalik, Fanny's works focus on flower and leaf designs.