Woman with qaurut (headband)

Woman with qaurut (headband). Mark Kalluak personal collection 005, Nunavut Department of Education, Curriculum and School Services.

Woman with qaurut (headband)

Woman with qaurut (headband).

The copper forehead plate would have been made from native copper that was beaten flat and shaped.

These headbands were highly valued and passed down in families.

Beaded shoulder pads (tuijirutii) were entirely decorative as was the small pouch around her neck. Although this would have been a very convenient pouch for carrying small precious items.