Inuit Cartography

Repost from the Decolonial Atlas – much excellent work

In Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), the Inuit people are known for carving portable maps out of driftwood to be used while navigating coastal waters. These pieces, which are small enough to be carried in a mitten, represent coastlines in a continuous line, up one side of the wood and down the other. The maps are compact, buoyant, and can […]

via Inuit Cartography — The Decolonial Atlas

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