Current Case in Point

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This design for a caribou skin parka made in the early 1920s by  Inuit shaman Ava  to protect himself spiritually has been appropriated by fashion line Kokon To Zai. Regardless of the technicalities of copyright and permissions, the question is – is it appropriate to appropriate sacred form for secular ends? And further – What is the place of tradition in the contemporary world?

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