Thursday, April 17, 2008

Inuit Native Basketry

Quite often in Inuit Native basketry, the artisans attach a small Inuit soapstone sculpture as a handle for the lid of the native basket. This certainly adds a new dimension to native basketry.

One of our new additions at our Inuit art gallery is such a native basket with an Inuit soapstone sculpture as a lid handle. This Inuit native basket was made by Lucy Weetaluktuk of Inukjuak up in the Canadian Arctic. It features a nice Inuit soapstone sculpture of a fish. For more details of this wonderful piece, click on the image below.

inuit native basketry basket soapstone sculpture art gallery

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