This photo journal blog is about the experience that Beatrice Deer and Julie Grenier Di Ciero had making an Inuit traditional caribou skin amauti upon the request of the Museum of Man in Paris, France in the fall of 2015.

An amauti is a woman’s coat to carry a baby on her back that is still worn today and it is made with synthetic materials but for this project, Beatrice and Julie used what their ancestors used before man-made materials were easily accessible in the North; caribou, sealskin, and dog fur.

Beatrice Deer is from Quaqtaq, Nunavik (Quebec) and Julie Grenier Di Ciero is from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Quebec) and both friends live in Montreal, Quebec.

For the first blog post, here is the very first photo of the project. The antique beads of Julie that chose with Beatrice for the decorative pieces for the amauti.