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Duffel cape. Wool garment with a small round neck, open at front with tassel closure, and a rounded hem edged with fur. Wool is a light blue, with a yellow, brown and purple embroidered flower decoration around the hem. The lining is a shiny light brown fabric.

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The wool embroidery on this cape is created from wools dyed by the women of Spence Bay using local dye materials. The tag 'Arctic Colour' was developed for their use. The Natural dye workshop was started by Judy McGrath working with women from Spence Bay. Judy McGrath and Anauyuk Alookee started trying different plants and lichens for dyes in 1972 and received a grant to expand in 1973. This work with natural dyes continued until at least 1977. In the summer of '73 the dye workshop was photographed by many women from the community who were taught photography by Pamela Harris. Her archival materials are at the AGO in Toronto.

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