Inuit art: Qulliq
Inuit Artist: Dale Ford
Size: 11.5" long, 1.5" high, 7" wide
Community: Goose Bay, Labrador 3/23
Material: Stone Medium
id: d-8827 gjjy
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An Qulliq is an Inuit lamp/stove.
Museum quality piece by world famous Inuit carver Dale Ford
The stone is carved to form a rounded shape, with a depression on the top to hold the fuel which is usually seal oil.
An Qulliq was traditionally a source of light and heat for Inuit people.
This is an actual working Qulliq Oil Lamp.
It is unusual to see an Inuit carving that is both functional, unique and traditional like this Qulliq.
Often, a unique piece is carved in a modern style and is often abstract.
This piece is different in that it depicts the traditional Inuit way of life.
Inside the igloo, the Inuit would use this oil stove for cooking and for warmth.
Seal oil is extracted from seal blubber (fat).
Imagine having this beautiful "stove" as a conversation piece in your collection.
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