Gjoa Haven is typical of Nunavut communities in that it has many artisans who make traditional soapstone carvings, jewelry, sewn items and Inuit art; however, the quality of work produced by Gjoa Haven carvers is recognized in the industry as exceptional. There are two or three 'pockets' of very talented carvers and artisans in Nunavut, and our Gjoa Haven carvers have a very good reputation.
As an industry, the arts and crafts sector has been a roller coaster over the past ten years. The prices carvers earn for the same type of carvings will range from $200 - $500 throughout the year, based on local supply and demand and the volatile worldwide demand for Inuit arts and crafts.
Arts & Craft