Friday, June 17, 2005

Unique Inuit Art Eskimo Igloo Carvings

There are two very unique Inuit art Eskimo igloo carvings at Free Spirit Gallery that I would like to highlight today. They were made by Gordon Riffi of Kuglugtuk in Nunavut. The Eskimo igloo shown below is 7 inches long by 4 1/4 inches and 3 inches high. It has a harpoon outside the igloo as one can see. Now the really unique thing about this Eskimo igloo is that the roof is actually detachable revealing the Eskimo family inside! This is a really different feature in Inuit art. Both of the Eskimo igloo we have right now have detachable roofs. More images and details on these two pieces can be found at Free Spirit Gallery Other Inuit Art section.


eskimo igloo inuit art


eskimo igloo inuit art

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