Inuit Floor Mat

This educational floor-mat made from felt and silk-screened imagery communicates the story of the Inuit goddess Sedna who, displeased with the breaking of taboos by the people on-land, would capture the animals of the sea. To allow their village to fish fruitfully again, shamen would spiritually travel to brush Sedna's hair in an effort to appease her. 

By following the segments of the circle, and the text patches on the edge, children are able to move the shaman on his journey and interact with all of the 3D and 2D parts of the tale to further immerse themselves in a culture which is rapidly changing.