Inunoo – pronounced ee-noo-noo – means “of the Inuit people”. The igloo shaped symbol is a graphic version of how the word is written in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. All the colourful designs on inunoo’s product line are styled from original drawings created by Inuit artists in Cape Dorset in the Canadian Arctic.

For generations, Inuit artists have made carvings and drawings of the birds, beasts, and fishes with whom they share the frozen Arctic environment. In the Inuit imagination, these animals – walruses, seals, polar bears, Arctic owls and others – often assumed heroic proportions and from these developed a unique Inuit folklore based on the fantastic deeds of these legendary creatures.

Today, collectors everywhere prize Inuit art. The designs appearing on inunoo products are reproduced exclusively by Inunoo & Associates on a royalty basis under license from Dorset Fine Arts, the marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Limited at Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.

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