ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios | Holiday Season Shopping


Visit the Textile Museum of Canada during the holidays to view ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios and shop from our collection of Inuit art

Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios is on now until January 29, 2022. Take advantage of FREE admission offered until December 30, 2021.

The exhibition presents the little-known story of a group of Inuit artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait, (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) in the 1950s and 60s – a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land. Made for interior décor during a period when artist-designed textiles were popular in North America and Europe, these mid-century designs depict legends, stories, and traditional ways of life. They provide vital points of connection between contemporary Inuit community members and the creativity and resourcefulness of previous generations.

Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios traces the evolution and impact of this initiative on Inuit graphic arts and explores its legacy through the work of Inuit fashion designers working today: Martha Kyak of InukChic Designs; Nooks Lindell of Hinaani Design; and Tarralik Duffy of Ugly Fish.

Shop the Kinngait Studios Collection now


This holiday season, explore the Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios collection at the Museum Shop to find fabulous products made in Canada, including budget-friendly gifts under $30.

Share the incredible story of Kinngait artists by gifting an exhibition catalogue featuring essays, interviews, stunning photographs of the printed textiles, and more! You can also send your loved ones season’s greetings with our series of notecards designed with prints from the exhibition.

Wear a piece of printmaking history with our 70% silk scarves – the perfect gift for the special art lover in your life! Pictured at the bottom right is a printed scarf by Anirnik Oshuitoq, whose designs express a deeply felt connection with the natural world.

InukChic Designs Collection


The Museum is committed to celebrating Canadian textile makers, and is featuring new products from Inuit fashion designer and artist Martha Kyak from InukChic Designs, whose work is featured Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios. The collection includes garments, jewelry, and paintings that draw from traditional Inuit designs and contemporary influences.

Shop the InukChic Designs collection for unique handmade items, like the Ulu Earrings pictured in the lower middle. These lightweight acrylic earrings feature an ulu, a traditional multi-purpose knife used by Inuit women.

Martha is a self-taught artist and seamstress. She grew up in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, the youngest of eleven children. Her passion has always been sewing and designing as she grew up watching her mother and sisters sew. True to her Arctic roots, sealskin is featured predominantly in many of her designs. Martha is currently an instructor in the Inuit Studies Program at Ottawa-based Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an affiliate of Algonquin College, where she teaches Inuit history, Inuktitut, and sewing.

Images (from top to bottom): Installation view of Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios, photo by Darren Rigo. ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios collection in Museum Shop. InukChic Designs collection in Museum Shop.

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