Ester Enoogoo
Clyde River, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Ester Enoogoo
Also known as: Elisapee
Artist lives in: Arctic Bay, NU
Community artist is from: Clyde River, NU
Categories of art practiced: Amauti Making; Parka Making; Slipper Making
Preferred materials & subjects: Seal skin; Materials from the store
Year of Birth: 1989
Profession or Work: Co-op Office

Artist’s background: Ester grew up in Clyde River and as a small child when she lived with her grandparents in their outpost camp. Their she watched her grandmother and older sisters make traditional clothing. Ester learned how to do basic sewing when she moved into the community and was in high school. As she got older, she wanted to make clothing and everyone told her to learn it herself. She began to teach herself how to make parkas and amauti. She now makes her husband’s and children’s parkas and hunting outfits. She recently is now just learning to make kamiks. Ester now lives in Arctic Bay with her husband and children, sewing for her family and going out on the land.

Arist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit Culture: Inuktitut Speaking; Hunting; Camping; Sewing

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