Inuit art: Ulu
Inuit Artist: Danny Okpik
Size: 8" across, 6" tall, 1" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
Material: Steel and
Here is another Gjoa Haven tool that is extraordinary and rare.
Very seldom have we seen an Ulu presented as a piece of exquisite art.
The question needs to be asked .... why not?
Ulus are a very common household tool that are used by Inuk women to clean fish and cut meat and seal blubber.
Essentially the Ulu is kin to our butcher knife.
This is an ancient tool that has been in the Thule bloodline since the beginning of time. Historically, this blade has meant the difference between life and death In the austere environment of the Arctic.
The blade is a new Stainless steel blade adorned with a deep luscious black finish.
The handle is a beautiful vanilla white stone.The contrast between the white and black is stark and magical.
This is a mesmerizing piece of art that will add mystery to your Inuit art collection.
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