Uakallanga. Episode 12, Amauti (traditional baby carrier) / producer, Sylvia Cloutier ; director, Pitseolak Kilabuk
- Language Note:
- In Inuktitut with English subtitles.
- The concept of turning nothing into something or making something into something extraordinary is exactly what Inuit have done for centuries for survival, function and purpose. Using materials from nature, reusing unutilized materials and recycling good materials to creating something useful is a way of life for many in the north. Inuit make things from by-products of hunted animals all the time such as tools, clothing, household items, and even devises for transportation. In this series we see the incredible things made traditionally made by Inuit and how we make and use our creations today. The Amauti has long been used by Inuit to carry their babies in sometimes even when they are over three years old. Women in different regions and smaller areas would make their amautis differently. The materials used would be made of animal products such as caribou and sealskin, sometimes birds. These days the modern Amauti is made of fabric and other modern materials such as polyester and wool. In this episode, we will watch an elder from Iqaluit, Annie Nattaq, make a child's amauti with a long back.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- Title from resource description page (viewed August 02, 2019).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Host: Annabella Piugattuk.
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