Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Polar Bears and Inukshuks

A local customer buying a retirement gift for an American colleague asked what would be the best type of Inuit sculpture for this purpose, especially if the intent was to give a uniquely Canadian gift.  I told him that the most popular Inuit sculptures recently for this type of gift, especially for a non-Canadian, are polar bears and inukshuks.  Polar bears of course are the top symbols of Canada and recently, the inukshuk has been following behind probably due to the 2010 Olympics mascot.  Other types of Inuit sculptures are nice too but they are probably best for recipients who already have an Inuit art collection.

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