Needle case, from Government of Nunavut Collection, photo courtesy of Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Accession Number 984.090.028.

Needle case

M. Otogaok of Kugluktuk made this needle case in 1973 using a hollow caribou bone, with strip of seal skin inside. Originally sold from the cooperative in Coopermine, it was later purchased from the Snow Goose Gallery in Ottawa. Kooktak of Kugluktuk made this antler-handled, steel blade hide scraper in 1969. It originally came from the cooperative in Coopermine.

no data available

no data available

Needle cases were carried by both men and women, usually in very accessible places for quick fixes.