Saturday, May 06, 2006

Inuit Art Carving Made Entirely of Caribou Antler

One piece I would like to highlight is the interesting one by Gideon Taqoagak of Iqaluit, Nunavut. Gideon, born in 1949 is one of the most established carvers in the Arctic. As a result, his artwork is first class quality. The piece highlighted below is carved entirely from caribou antler. Although it is not a large piece at five inches high, it is very detailed with the two figures, one being the Inuit drum dancer and the other being the polar bear playfully following along. More images as well as further details of this wonderful and unique Inuit art carving can be found in our Other Inuit Carvings section of Free Spirit Gallery.

inuit art carvings polar bear drum dancer

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