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Etidloie Adla

Cape Dorset
 
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Etidloie Adla

Cape Dorset
 

Etidloie Adla was born on October 28, 1982, at the nursing station in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, Nunavat. He is the third son of Kumajuk and David Adla, and the grandson of Cape Dorset carver Audla Pee.

It was his grandfather, Audla, who taught him how to carve. At the age of eleven, Etidloie used to watch Audla making birds, and soon he could not help but try out his grandfather's tools. His first pieces were simple carvings, such as the heads of birds or seals, but it was not long before he ventured into depicting more intricate subject matter. Etodloie also learned a lot by watching Nuna Parr and his late son, Jutani, working on bears.

Etidloie is one of the most promising Cape Dorset carvers of the young generation. He excels in representing walking and dancing bears. He carves in serpentine, a metamorphic rock of varying green, brown, or black colour. It is a very hard stone indigenous to Baffin Island, with a composition similar to jade.


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