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Eileena
Arragutainaq

Photo: Eileen Arrangutainaq
Credit: Inuit Art Foundation
Eileena
Arragutainaq

Medium:

fabric, textile

Artistic Community:

Sanikiluaq, NU

Work

Biography

Eileena Arragutainaq is a seamstress from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut. She began sewing at 17 under the tutelage of her sister and her mother, and having since mastered the craft of clothing making, a full parka now takes her two days and an amauti just six hours. In 2019, Eileena Arragutainaq was a featured seamstress in Project Atigi, a social enterprise initiative by Canada Goose, for which she created a bespoke parka that drew inspiration from the first parka she ever designed.View Long Biography and Citations