Friday, April 01, 2005

Is All Inuit Sculpture Soapstone?

Many would think that all Inuit sculpture is carved from soapstone. In actual fact, the type of stone used in Inuit sculpture can vary depending on the Arctic region and sometimes this can vary within the same regions as well. The phrase Inuit soapstone sculpture is actually a bit of a misnomer since in most regions of the Arctic, soapstone is not the usual stone used. For more details and examples of the types of stone and bone that Inuit carvers use for their work, see Materials Used In Inuit Sculpture.

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