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Jessie Oonark, O.C., R.C.A., ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ

UNTITLED (WORK ON CLOTH IN SHAPE OF AN ULU)


JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985), E2-384, Baker Lake
UNTITLED (WORK ON CLOTH IN SHAPE OF AN ULU), stroud, thread, embroidery floss, ca. 1970, signed in syllabics, 27.75" x 29.5" — 70.5 x 74.9 cm.

Est. $6,000/9,000

Note: For an illustration see, Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, page 41, Fig. 7.

“The ulu, or traditional Inuit woman’s knife, with its semi-circular blade is another popular subject in Oonark’s work. While ulus appear as utilitarian items in the hands of women, they are more often incorporated as decorative motifs on drawings, wall hangings and parkas. One wall hanging,...is actually cut out of the shape of an ulu (fig.7).”
Reproduced from Jessie Oonark; A Retrospective.

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2011-11-07 Waddington's 58 6,000 9,000 6,600.00

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