Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Limegrass Basket with Seal Lid

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  • Medium: limegrass
  • Size: 4 × 6 × 6 inches
  • Reference Code: R120312

Elizabeth Esperon Gunn

Inuit

Umiujaq, Quebec, Canada

(1940- )

Elizabeth Esperon Gunn moved to the community of Kuujjuuaraapik in the 1950s, and to the new community of Umiujaq in 1986. She is a widow with six children. Elizabeth thinks she began carving in the late 50s. She also began selling a variety of sewn items in 1989; her sewing skills were learned when she was a little girl. She produces parkas, vests, mitts, socks, kamiks, and wallhangings for sale, as well as clothing for her family, and really enjoys it. Elizabeth also makes and sells baskets.