Canada Labrador North West River Innu Teadolls

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Canada Labrador North West River Innu Teadolls 

Matching couple of Innu tea dolls made by Angela Andrew, representing a hunter with wife and baby. Made of facbrics and caribou hide (for the face and moccasins). The Innu people were nomadic hunters and while travelling their children carried these dolls along, filled with a reserve of tea in case regular tea supply ran out. Size 34 cm.

Both dolls have a Labrador Crafts label that reads: 'Ulu, Traditional Inuit women's knife for the cleaning of seal skin. Needle, Originally of bone, used for sewing clothing by hand. Crooked Knife, Indian tool of general use - including making snowshoes. Craft Producer Angela Andrew. Craft Council North West River'. 

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  1. These dolls are among our favorites because of the way they look and the interesting story behind them… Find the artist’s profile by clicking her name

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