Iglulik is a small island hamlet between the Canadian mainland and Baffin Island. The island was originally inhabited by the Dorset people 4000 years ago. Remaining Dorset archaeological sites, such as the large inuksuk portrayed in this composition, are visited with extreme care and respect.
Iglulik enjoys long, sunny days from May to August. Colorful flowers emerge, and numerous birds visit, including loons, geese, eider ducks, and snowy owls. Icebergs drift past the island, as well as migrating pods of whales and walruses.
The Korean tray, a casting of 85% mica and graphite, was hand burnished and waxed.