Crafts and Arts


In Sanikiluaq, many people do arts and crafts of their choice and what someone wants to buy.

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Many women make clothing for winter, fall, spring and summer. More men carve with

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soapstone than women carve. Women make grass baskets using

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grass that they pick from the land. When professional carvers make a sculpture,

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they get into deep details on their carvings. Carvers makes sculptures on what they want,

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such as loons, polar bears, walruses, baskets, beluga whales, sea mussels, seals, eagles, igloos, a hunter.

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People carve anything that they can. Some women who make grass baskets have

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business cards in order for a buyer to mail them on what they want to purchase.

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