Date of Issue
September 13, 1979
Series Time Span
1977 - 1980
Perforation or Dimension
Based on a stonecut print by Kiakshuk Designed by Reinhard Derreth
Kiakshuk, "Summer Tent", 1960 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
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.
Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.
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