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The Resource Reawakening our ancestors' lines : revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing, brought to life and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston

Reawakening our ancestors' lines : revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing, brought to life and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston

Label
Reawakening our ancestors' lines : revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing
Title
Reawakening our ancestors' lines
Title remainder
revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing
Statement of responsibility
brought to life and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For thousands of years, Inuit practised the traditional art of tattooing. Created the ancient way, with bone needles and caribou sinew soaked in seal oil, sod, or soot, these tattoos were an important tradition for many Inuit women, symbols etched on their skin that connected them to their families and communities. But with the rise of missionaries and residential schools in the North, the tradition of tattooing was almost lost. In 2005, when Angela Hovak Johnston heard that the last Inuk woman tattooed in the old way had died, she set out to tattoo herself in tribute to this ancient custom and learn how to tattoo others. What was at first a personal quest became a project to bring the art of traditional tattooing back to Inuit women across Nunavut, starting with Johnston's home community of Kugluktuk. Collected in this beautiful book are moving photos and stories from more than two dozen women who participated in Johnston's project. Together, these women have united to bring to life an ancient tradition, reawakening their ancestors' lines and sharing this knowledge with future generations."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Angela Hovak
Dewey number
391.6/5089971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English only
LC call number
  • E99.E7
  • E99.E7
LC item number
  • J64 2017
  • J589 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tattooing
  • Inuit women
  • Inuit
  • Inuit women
  • Inuit
  • Inuit women
  • Tattooing
  • Canada
  • Canada, Northern
Label
Reawakening our ancestors' lines : revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing, brought to life and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn990234409
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
70 pages
Isbn
9781772271690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)990234409
Label
Reawakening our ancestors' lines : revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing, brought to life and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn990234409
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
70 pages
Isbn
9781772271690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)990234409

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