Akulik Amauti, 2017
Artifact no. 2017.0010
Canada Science and Technology Museum


Publication/Creation Date
2017
Creators/Contributors
Nunavik Creations (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Designed by Inuit women for baby-wearing, amautiit (plural of amauti) materially embody generations of Inuit knowledge and innovation. As such, this contemporary Akulik amauti—hand-crafted by Nunavik Creations in 2017—might be considered both one of the newest and one of the oldest wearable technologies represented in this collection. Like traditional amautiit, it features a large back pouch, fur-lined hood, and adjustable belt system. This permits the user to easily customize the shape of the amauti in order to accommodate children of various ages: from newborn to toddler. It also features a traditional long back tail to provide insulation for sitting on cold surfaces. Modern updates include a synthetic shell and removable Powderfil lining. The Akulik amauti was acquired as part of a partnership between Nunavik Creations and the Canada Science and Technology Museum in 2017.

Made in Inukjuak, Nunavik (Quebec), Canada.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Entire Body
Technology Keywords
Amauti, Jackets, Parkas, Clothes
Marketing Keywords
Nunavik Creations
Source
https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/whats-on/exhibition-wearable-tech.php

Related Collections
The Wearable Past (2018)
Date archived
March 23 2018
Last edited
June 24 2019
How to cite this entry
Nunavik Creations. (2017). "Akulik Amauti, 2017
Artifact no. 2017.0010
Canada Science and Technology Museum". Canada Science and Technology Museum. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2875