Show simple item record Oakes, Jill E. en_US 2009-12-02T16:48:34Z 2009-12-02T16:48:34Z 1988-08-01-01:09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier ocm72721810 en_US
dc.description.abstract Historical and contemporary skin clothing production procedures used by Caribou and Copper Inuit are described with great detail. A comparison of construction methods used by Inuit in Coppermine, Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay and Eskimo Point provided the basis for study. In addition, a comparison between Paallirmiut and Ahiarmiut (two groups of Caribou Inuit living in Eskimo Point) was recorded. This study is a written presentation of information collected from experienced Inuit seamstresses using participant-observation methodology. Detailed information on caribou skin selection and preparation; pattern development methods using eye, hand and string measurements; cutting, fitting and alteration techniques were collected. An analysis of skin clothing construction methods and usage of skin clothing revealed social, economic and physical factors influencing Inuit fashion production. Variations illustrate social interactions with others, individual creativity, varying lifestyles, changes in sociocultural environments, group identity, prestige, acceptance of traditional dress norms and adoption of new materials. The findings and discussion may be valuable to home economics teachers, curators, folklorists, ethnologists, northern educators, applied anthropologists, artisans, historians and skin conservators. en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 410 leaves : en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title Copper and Caribou Inuit skin clothing production en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.type doctoral thesis en_US Clothing and Textiles en_US Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US

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