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Inuit

Polar Bear, black serpentine

A polar bear of black serpentine on a marble base by Joe Obed, Inuit sculptor. The bear is in alert hunting stance. The serpentine has white lines, streaks and a few white areas ... Great inclusions in the black stone.

$97.25
Hunter in Kayak

This Innuit hunter has had a successful hunt, a seal carcass is on the front of the kayak, lying on it's back. There is an inflated seal bladder on the back of the kayak and a hunting knife on one side. The Inuit/Eskimo believe the seal's "soul" resides in it's bladder and so inflate the bladder to honor the seal. There is an annual festival of inflated seal bladders.

$225.00
Hummingbird Sculpture

This hummingbird is carved of marble and has a moosehorn (antler) beak (and a moosehorn (antler) support connects it to it's base. Joe Obed, Inuit sculptor has captured this hummingbird mid-hover. Joe is a traditional Inuit carver, using a few simple lines to capture the complicated essense of the creatures he sculpts.

$175.00
Inukshuk, front or back --small black serpentine

This little Inukshuk by Joe Obed, Inuit is of black serpentine stone - a hard stone to carve. An Inukshuk is a structure of rough stones stacked in the form of a human figure, traditionally used by Inuit people as a landmark or a commemorative sign. The full size Inukshuk are built throughout the arctic in the most northern areas of North American (including Canada).

$92.75