Original Art For Sale
7" x 5" x 4" / 17.78cm x 12.70cm x 10.16cm
Sculpture (Canadian Dollar): $650.00
12" x 9" x 8" / 30.48cm x 22.86cm x 20.32cm
Sculpture (Canadian Dollar): $2,500.00
Inuit sculptures had been produced prior to contact with the Western world. Traditionally, the Inuit carved objects for decoration, use in games, religious purposes, or self-amusement. Today, Inuit continue to carve pieces entirely by hand. Most Inuit artists prefer to use an axe and file, as this gives them more control over the stone. The final stage of carving is the polishing, which is done with several grades of waterproof sandpaper, and hours and hours of rubbing. The most common material is soapstone and serpentine deposits from the Arctic. Other material used in Inuit sculptures include caribou antlers, invory from marine mammals and bone of various animals.
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