Saturday, November 8, 2008

Inuit choir: NEP80

videoThis group, NEP 80, traveled to the New Church in Qaqortoq from another smaller town. Here, they sing one of their native myth songs to many of us visiting from the Crown Princess.

Those beautiful collars the ladies are wearing are beaded. Each family has its own special patterns. The boots are sealskin as are the church kneelers seen behind the group. The embroidery is very intricate; Scandinavian patterns, I think. I would guess that these ladies do this work during the dark, very cold, long winters. The language barrier was too great to ask if the embroidery, beading, etc. is done within a group, like a quilting bee.

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