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Inuit

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,... Read More

Original Art For Sale


  •   Baby Seal

    Baby Seal
    Soapstone
    7" x 5" x 4" / 17.78cm x 12.70cm x 10.16cm
    Sculpture (Canadian Dollar): $650.00

  •   Walrus

    Walrus
    Soapstone
    12" x 9" x 8" / 30.48cm x 22.86cm x 20.32cm
    Sculpture (Canadian Dollar): $2,500.00

About

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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