Mother and Child 1193

Artist: Mathew Aqigaaq
Region: Baker Lake
Material: Basalt
Dimensions:

Height: 7.25″
Width: 6.25″
Depth: 5″

Inuit babies were typically carried in a parka until they’re two or three years old, meaning they had almost constant skin-to-skin contact with their mothers during their first years of life. The amauti (the term for this clothing style) is worn by Inuit women. The pouch is large and comfortable for the baby.

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