Annie Taipana

Born January 23, 1931 (Garry Lake, Nunavut)

Annie Taipana was born in Hanningajuq. She has spent the majority of her life mastering the art of tapestry. She moved to Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake) in 1972, where the very first sewing shop was established. This sewing workshop was the hub of many textile artists, as was Irene Avaalaaqiaq.

Her husband, Jimmy, and son, John, are well-known carvers.

Annie likes to depict humans – human faces in particular – in her wall textures. Annie’s style stands out among her peers. The haphazard arrangement of animals, people, and heads clad in amautik (parka) hoods is even more whimsical and chaotic than other artists in the typical Baker Lake style tapestry.

Today, Taipana lives in Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet) where she is surrounded by her family and where she has continued her artistic practice.

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