The central figure of the Labrador block is a “tea doll,” created by artisan and craftsperson, Emily Flowers. The Inuit woman is wearing a distinctive piece of clothing called an amauti, as her baby’s face peeks out next to her own. Her feet are kept warm in boots with sealskin legs and smoke-tanned caribou soles. Before migratory hunters and their families would leave on long trips, the women would sew tea dolls out of broadcloth or smoked caribou skin and then stuff them with two-to-three pounds of loose tea. This custom not only gave the children something to play with on the journey, but also allowed them to carry part of the load. The woman is flanked by two Inukshuks sewn in white tanned caribou skin. These magnificent stone figures, unique to the Canadian arctic, are used as guideposts and food caches in the region. Directly below the doll sits a replicated ulu— exclusively a woman’s tool–that honours their work. The interlocked, raised beadwork surrounding the doll, represents the spectacular Northern Lights and the ever-precious sun.