10" Owl with Inlay Eyes and Beak by Sam Qiatsuk
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Inuit art: Owl with Inlay Eyes and Beak
Inuit Artist: Sam Qiatsuk
Size: 10" tall, 6" wide, 2.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Everything about this piece is perfect. From the gorgeous green stone to the captivating eyes made with caribou antler. The two elements together contrast exquisitely making this a very dynamic piece.
The shine and polish are absolutely beautiful.
When Sam was twelve years old, he began to learn carving in the traditional manner - by watching his father carve. At seventeen years old Sam began carving as a serious profession and he continues to carve today to support his family. Owls are his signature pieces. He is one of the best younger carvers in Cape Dorset.