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Summer Tent

Title

Summer Tent

Denomination

17¢

Date of Issue

September 13, 1979

Year

Quantity

11,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Inuit, Shelter

Series Time Span

1979

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Based on a stonecut print by Kiakshuk Designed by Reinhard Derreth

Original Artwork

Kiakshuk, "Summer Tent", 1960 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

About Stamp

Thirty years ago, most Inuit pursued what to southerners seemed an exotic life. Today, the northern peoples have adopted everything from T.V. to the alarm clock. The Inuit east of the Mackenzie River Delta generally used to dwell in tents during the summer. A tent consisted of hides stretched over a frame of bones or driftwood. The Inuit Shelter/Community stamps were designed by Reinhard Derreth of Vancouver and feature works of art by Inuit artists. The print "Summer Tent" is by Kiakshuk of Cape Dorset.

Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.

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