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Hunting Walrus with a Harpoon Stencil Print

A stencil print from the community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut. This piece depicts a walrus hunter.


59.5cm x 46cm / edition of 35

Artist: May Lonsdale
Printmaker: Leetia Alivaktuk

Pangnirtung (Pangnirtuuq, ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ) is a hamlet on Baffin Island, Nunavut, located 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the Arctic Circle on an ancient beach in Pangnirtung Fjord at the north end of Cumberland Sound. Renowned for its traditional Inuit arts and crafts, this artistic community has a population of 1400, roughly 95% of whom are Inuit.