Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Ningeosiaq Ashoona
Size: 10.25" long, 5" tall, 4" deep, 6 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
First and foremost, I love walking bears, especially when they are beautifully made with a spectacular stone like this one. This bear encompasses everything that makes a carving perfect. There are zero defects and the stone's colouring is a rich brown with a silky smooth finish. The proportions are outstanding, you can even see the muscle tone on the bear.
When I saw this piece, there was no hesitation in taking it as it is that beautiful. There are a few clients I already know who are going to love and want this piece.
This carving is signed and comes with an igloo tag.