Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rare Inuit Soapstone Carving of Drum Dancing Walrus Sold

A rare Inuit soapstone carving of a drum dancing walrus by Willie Ishulutak was finally sold yesterday to a very lucky buyer in Mississauga, Ontario. This walrus has been in the gallery for maybe 2 years and was priced quite well too so I was a bit surprised on how long it took for somebody to finally realize that this was a steal for the price that we were offering.

Now if anyone else wants a drum dancing walrus, it would be extremely difficult to find another one, including our own gallery! This is the only second time we've ever had such a soapstone carving. Yes we see quite a few walruses and even some dancing walruses but hardly ever any drum dancing walruses. This one that was just sold is a larger version of the one pictured in our Inuit Art Styles article.

This is yet another example of why if you have your eye on a certain piece here at Free Spirit Gallery, you should go ahead and order it before it's gone. Each Inuit soapstone carving is unique and one of a kind. There are no duplicates. Once a piece is sold, it is gone.

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