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As sewn to the Earth 2022 +

The drawings are part of ongoing research into Herjolfsnæs, a Norse settlement on Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland). They are made from pattern pieces adapted from clothing found at Herjolfsnæs during an archaeological dig in 1921. The textiles found date back to the 11th/12th century. The clothes acted as coffins in place of wood, which was scarce, there being few trees. In effect they are burial shrouds, worn through life and death. 

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