Inuit art: Orca Whales
Size: 5" high, 4" wide, 2.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Inuit Artist: Nungusuitok Qadjuajuk
This dynamic Orca carved by Nungusuitok, has been suspended forever in time in a dramatic breaching position.
In this vertical position, with head up and tail down, the whale breaks through the water’s surface to breathe.
This breach position can also be a signal of dominance or courting or a warning of danger to the members of the pod.
This magnificent rendition of an Orca, I believe is engaging in an act of play. Flippers symmetrically placed in a slight downward position with snout reaching to the sky, this Orca has a mischievous aura!
This carving is immaculate in its proportion. The dark gleaming stone gives the impression of water dripping from the mammal’s skin. Combined with the perfectly etched gills, Nungusuitok has given this sculpture the lifelike dimensions of a real whale!
This carving comes with the igloo tag of authenticity.