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  • Photograph of Marthia Egede in Nuuk, Greenland.
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Marthia Egede, 1988. Nuuk, Greenland.
© Photograph by Jill Oakes

North America


The Inuit seamstresses in Greenland are renowned for their intricately appliquéd designs which embellish the traditional clothing, footwear and accessories they create. Using tiny dyed strips of sealskin, they appliqué each one with a single sinew stitch. These two beautiful examples of Greenland craftsmanship complement numerous others collected on the Bata Shoe Museum's sponsored field trip.