Our Boots - An Inuit Women's Art

Our Boots - An Inuit Women's Art

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Author:  Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe

From Inside Cover: The Canadian Arctic combines a landscape of severe beauty with one of the harshest winter climate in the world, but Aboriginal people have  learned to live in harmony with their environment.  Inuit women use the land's resources to create a warm clothing and footwear whose artistry depicts their cultural diversity.  Without skin boots, survival would be impossible, even today.

Over 100 full-colour and 50 black-and-white photos display boots as an art form, the arctic landscape and wildlife, and women engaged in the boot making process.  In addition, there are 33 line drawings of techniques and 9 maps.