12" Table and Chairs
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Inuit art: Table & Chairs
Inuit Artist: Mosat Selebi
Size: 12" long (Chairs and Table placed together like in picture), 6" high (chair). 4.5" high (table)
Community: Cape Dorset
Jamesie Pitseolak unknowingly pioneered yet a new generation of Inuit carvers. Life in the North although very traditional at times, has also adapted very much so to Western society. The inspiration to craft subject matters that are everyday essentials for the Inuit will remain the legacy of Jamesie Pitseolak.
Influenced by Jamasie's amazing craftsmanship, Mosat Selebi wanted to create a piece that shows typical life in the North. Inuit by nature continuously seek comfort and like to be with people such as friends and family. Typical to an Inuit household in the North, a regular kitchen table with chairs is the gathering place for everyone. Visitors coming over will sit down and enjoy one another's company over a poker game, a cup of tea or just with laughter. This close nit society comes from the hardships of fighting the continuous elements of the Northern cold and weather.
The piece is so different and incredibly unique, but maintains its essential proportions and highly creative visage.