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Jessie Oonark Oc, Rca , ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ


JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ

stroud, felt, thread, embroidery floss, signed in syllabics

27.5 x 59 in — 69.9 x 149.9 cm

“During her lifetime, Oonark was much revered as a textile artist, building on her well-honed skills as a seamstress, and that craft would inform her image making in all media. Sewing garments, she would often create decorative embellishments by cutting away material and creating snugly fitted inserts of contrasting skin—a precise and exacting craft that she translated with apparent effortlessness to her brightly coloured wall hangings.

Sarah Milroy, Inuit Art Foundation, March 2, 2018

Estimate: $40,000—60,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2018-11-20 Waddington's 209 40,000 60,000 45,600.00

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