Inuit art: Shaman in Whale Baleine
Inuit Artist: Manasiah Akpaliapik
Size: 9" tall, 7" tall, 6" deep
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Mixed Media Whale bone, Limestone
Will only ship to a Canadian address due to CITES export restrictions.
I asked Manasie to make some of his gorgeous bone themed carvings. When it was all said and done, he had a leftover whalebone piece. And with a stroke of his chisels, he carved out this beautiful shaaman, just like that. It showed me just what a Master carver he is.
This is an interesting carving and is something in a very affordable price range for the Inuit art enthusiast who has always had a desire to own a Manasie piece.
Manasie Akpaliapik had many prestigious commissions, including presentation to the National Art museum of Canada. He is in the premier elite circle of not just master carvers, but premier master carvers. Him, Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben share equally this title at the moment.
This is your chance to own a masterpiece by one of the top five Inuit artists in the world.