Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Markoosie Papigatok
Size: 6" tall, 5" wide, 4" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Provenance: A rare moment where Markosie got his hands on this beautiful black marble stone from Northern Quebec. This is a premium bear. A very rare find and one of the best examples and representations of his works.
**The bear is so perfect, I could't decide which pictures to use. These rich black Markosie Dancing bears are an unexpected rarity.
Papigatook procured a limited quantity of dark serpentine stone to carve an exclusive selection of his popular Dancing bears.
The outcome is a gentle and joyous bear spirit whose velvety silhouette is striking and intoxicating.
Markosie Papigatook’s Dancing Bears are adored simultaneously for their playfulness and their athletic prowess. Some of the bears appear to be practising martial arts which would make them a perfect gift for the yellow, green or black belt practitioner in your life. These bears’ dual nature reflects the influence the modern world has had on Inuit art.
Whether you lean toward traditional Inuit carvings or welcome a more modern silhouette, these sweet bears unfailingly bewitch and enchant our hearts.
I am always excited to present these celebrated sculptures to my clients.
The carvings come with the Igloo Tag of authenticity.