Jewel Aiyout
Taloyoak, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Jewel Aiyout      

Artist lives in: Taloyoak, NU

Community artist is from:  Taloyoak, NU

Categories of art practiced Parka Making; Mitt Making; Amauti Making; Sewn Earbands; Crochet Hats/Headbands/Earbands; Sew Bags/Purses

Preferred materials & subjects: Yarns; Crochet Hats/Heandbands; Sealskin; Commander; Leather; Hollo Fill

Year of Birth: 2005

Artist’s background:

Jewels grew up in the community of Taloyoak. She started sewing and crocheting at a young age because Jewel would watch her mother sew and crochet quite often when she was little and that is when she got intersted in sewing. Jewel’s mother taught her the basics of sewing and then when she learned how to crochet, Jewel’s would always try new patterns to crochet. her mother would encourage her not to give up on the projects she had started. Jewel is now a wonderful seamstress that loves to create beautiful amauti, parkas, mitts and headbands for her family in the community.

Arist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit Cultre: Inuktitu Language; Hunting; Sewing; Crochet


“Sewing gets pretty hard but if you keep on trying then you’ll learn something. It might not be new but it’s something to learn and no matter how hard it is, just don’t give up on your sewing.”

Artist’s contact information:

Facebook: Jewel P To El

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