Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Rare Igloo Inuit Carving - Eskimo Sculpture with Detachable Top

The Inuit carving to be highlighted today is a very rare Eskimo sculpture of an igloo that features a detachable top. It was carved by Gordon Riffi of Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Once the top is removed, the inside of the igloo is revealed showing an Inuit hunter with a seal he caught along with some bowls. Inuit carvings like this are extremely hard to come by as only a select group of carvers tend to do this type of carving. Kugluktuk is quite remote, even by Nunavut standards. For more details and images on this wonderful piece, see Igloo Inuit Carving. For other Inuit carvings (Eskimo sculptures) see Free Spirit Gallery.

igloo inuit carving eskimo sculpture

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