SEWING KNOWLEDGE

These containers are the result of a learning process to make the traditional "Kamik" boots that belong to the Greenlandic national costume. In the attempt to discover this special craft, there was very little design intention but to follow the lessons of the craftswomen and the truth of their original techniques. The traditional knowledge is embodied in the making, where the craft prevails over the design and the technique over the form. Each piece is produced following a particular sewing technique and using different types of seal skin.

materials: seal fur, seal leather, waxed thread
dimensions: ø 17 x 7 cm, 10 x 24 x 17 cm
— 2017 Edition

 

SIMÓN BALLEN BOTERO
Designer, COLOMBIA

JOHANNE MARKUSSEN
Skin maker,
GREENLAND

SARA MARIE LYBERTH
Tailor,
GREENLAND

HANSEENAARAQ PETERSEN “NUKANNGUAQ“
Skin seamstress,
GREENLAND

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