Stone, Bone and Antler Sculpture by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic
The Inuit ("People" in their language of Inuktitut) are spread out across the top of North America - from the northern slopes of Alaska in the West, throughout the northern Canadian coastline and archipelago, to Greenland in the East. Those inside Canada number about 65,000. The art they create is as varied as the land and sea they call home, and the materials they are using. We look for pieces that reflect individual tastes and style, and we hope you enjoy what you see here.
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School of Fish by Pavinak Petaulassie of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada This little school of fish is so cool to look at, the whole thing seems to be in motion. 7" tall; 7" X 1 1/2"
Seal by Ningeosiaq Ashoona of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada Pretty to look at, lovely to hold. 6 3/4" long; 2 3/4" tall
$ 295.00 - This item has been sold.
Seal by Ottokie Samayualie of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada A cute little seal in an underwater move. 3 1/2" tall; 4 1/2" wide
$ 99.00 - This item has been sold.
Seal by Silas Mannuk from Sanikiluaq A classic side view of a landed Seal, made from local Argillite. 5 1/4" long; 2' tall; 1 1/2" deep
Shaman with String Game c.1997; Judas Ooloolah (Ullulaq); 1937-1999; Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Canada Pyrxine, Quartz, Antler, wood, sinew; Black laminate base. 12" tall; 7.25" wide
Made from a soft soapstone, this carving is of a mother bear swimming with her babies on her back. Carved by Pitsulak Pinguatuk, from Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik, this is one of our favorite new pieces in the store. The bears all have tons of personality in...
Two Bear and Seal by Eyeseak Padluq (Kimmirut, Nunavut) b.1966 Carving circa 1995?? Simple but engaging. The rust color of the stone bears is amazing. Serpentine About 6" tall; 12" across the base
This Walking Polar Bear we created in the late 80's or early 90's and the artist's name has been lost. It is likely from Cape Dorset. At 7.5" long, it has nice character and appears to be an inquisitive fellow.
Walrus and Calf by Ottokie Aningmiuq of Kimmirut, Nunavut. Mom giving baby a ride! 10" long
Diving and Dancing Walrus by Alec Petooloosie of Iqaluit, Nunavut; 6.25" tall
Made from a beautiful dark serpentine and antler, this walrus rests playfully on his side in a classic pose. Sculpted by Cape Dorset artist, Markoosie Pudlat, this walrus stands five inches tall and eight and a half inches wide, making him the perfect medium-sized addition...
Walrus by Simeonie Killiktee from Kimmirut, 2/4/1996 Serpentine, Antler 17.5" long; 9" tall; 7" deep
Young Alert Owl by Osuitok Ipeelie, RCA (11/13/1992 - 12/31/2005). This piece was made in 1996 or 1997. Serpentine 16.5" tall; 11.5" wide