13" Walking Bear with Red Tongue by Jimmy Iqaluq *Smooth Talker*

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Inuit Art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 13" Long, 4" wide, 5" tall
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU 236/24
Stone: Argillite 
id: d-7280afjjy

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Masterpiece Carving! Rare Red Tongue!

Jimmy Iqaluq is one of Canada's select group of Inuit Elite Master carvers!

He has been carving for at least 50 years!

His SIGNATURE piece is his magnificent Loon.

No artist in the world can match Jimmy's Loons.

BUT the special touch in all his pieces are red eyes!

When you see a carving with protuberant red eyes, 99.9% of the time it has been carved by Jimmy.

For a very special treat, Jimmy will sometimes adorn a loon with red legs and feet.

We are particularly honoured to have this stunning Iqaluq Walking bear Smooth Talker who has an incredible red tongue!
You MUST look into the mouth.

The longer you look, the more realistic the mouth becomes!

The teeth are teeny tiny but perfect! And did you notice the teeth in the upper jaw?
How did he carve those teeth and then place them so perfectly?

The tongue is rolled up at the edges and touches the roof of the mouth.....JUST LIKE A REAL TONGUE!

Jimmy is so incredibly talented, I don't think there is anything he couldn't accomplish.
Jimmy finds the red stone on the seashore near his childhood home and uses it for his "special effects".

Smooth Talker is smiling from ear to ear.

And each of his claws is carved separately.

It is rare to see a bear with a red tongue and we happen to have two in the gallery at the same time!


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