Inunoo’s origin began in May of 1969 as an incorporated company to “profitably market authentic Canadian Eskimo (Inuit) graphic art designs interpreted into commercial textile products, namely apparel and accessories”. Designs for printed and knitted fabrics were developed by Doug Mantegna for a line of cruise wear, men’s shirting, and scarves. Styling was done by Canadian fashion designer, Pat McDonagh and sold through major Canadian retailers at the time.
Today Inunoo & Associates, is a sole proprietorship of Doug Mantegna who has developed an extensive line of hand printed silk scarves and ties, fashion accessories and more recently “One of a Kind” hand made carpets in a limited edition representing Inuit artists, Kenojuak Ashevak, Ningiukulu Teevee, Shuvinai Ashoona, Aoudla Pudlat, Napatchie Pootoogook, and Kananginak Pootoogook. Sales are supported through Galleries, Museums, upscale craft shops and the Internet. Royalties are paid on all items sold directly to the artists or their estates. Inunoo is under license to develop and sell its products by Dorset Fine Arts the marketing division of the West Baffin Island Eskimo Co-op in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
Canadian Artist TOLLER CRANSTON is a proud Canadian Figure Skater and Painter. He is the 1971 -1976 Canadian National Champion, the 1974 World Bronze Medalist, and the 1976 Olympic Bronze Medalist. He was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1976, the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1997, the Order of Canada in 1977 and Canada's Walk of Fame in 2003.
Toller lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico until his death in January 24th 2015, where his main artistic outlet was painting often incorporating themes related to skating.
In 2013 Toller selected three of his oil painting to be used in his first collection of silk scarves for the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, Canada.
Each scarf is hand printed on 100% twill silk and packaged in a special gift folder.
These scarves, in limited quantity, are now available though INUNOO as a favor to the artist and his estate. All sales are final.
TOLLER's 17 color hand screen print on 100% twill silk fabric with hand rolled edges. Designed from Toller's original oil painting for the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London, ON, Canada
Size: 20" x 70"
Toller's 17 colour hand silk screen print from his original oil painting, on 100% twill silk fabric. Designed for 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London, ON. Canada
Package in special gift folder and shipped immediately anywhere.
Size: 20" x 70"