We provide local carvers, seamstresses, cottage workers and the arts community a venue to market their artistry.
Taluq Designs is located in Taloyoak Nunavut, a community of approximately 800 residents. Taloyoak is located in Spence Bay on the Boothia Peninsula in Nunavut's Kitikmeot Region.
In the mid-1970’s, a group of Inuit women in Taloyoak formed an organization to market and sell their cultural, textile sculptures known as "packing dolls". Taluq Designs was established in April 1995 and allowed these women to further develop their business for these locally hand-made collectables. They have since expanded their retail line to include other unique Nunavut inspired wool duffel and plush products, such as slippes, mitts, tea cozies, backpacks and a line of numerous other packing dolls.
Each wool-duffel packing doll is dressed in a hand-embroidered duffel 'amauti' (parka) with a baby carried in the traditional style - tucked into the space between the wearer's back and the parka.
Taluq Designs also has a retail gallery where they display items produced by local Taloyoak artisans along with other Nunavut themed items.