9" Inuk with Qulliq by Jake Kudluk *Let There be Light*

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Jake Kudluk

$2,080.00 CAD

Inuit art: Inuk with Qulliq
Inuit Artist: Jake Kudluk (Kadluk)
Size: 9” tall, 7" wide, 5" deep
Community: Igloolik, NU 7/23
Medium: Bone & Serpentine
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Whalebone - we'll only ship this sculpture to a Canadian address, due to export restrictions on whale bone. US buyers - do not buy this piece. 

**This Item is Eligible for our 0% Interest Layaway Plan.

Bone carvings have a distinctive spirit when compared to stone.

Since bone is an animal and not a mineral, perhaps there is a sense of a previous life within the bone.

The bone has more inconsistencies than stone, ie, pores, thin layers, large cavities,and  a common ivory colour sometimes speckled with a brown colour

The carver must incorporate these characteristics into the piece which often results in some stunning sculptures.

Let There be Light is a charming piece.

We see an Inuit woman kneeling on the ground, while using a qulliq which is carved from stone. 

A qulliq is a "stove" fueled with seal oil which can be used for light or cooking.

I love the detailed face and hair of our woman. 

She is serene and focused on the job at hand.

Her body is a perfect example of how Kudluk has fashioned the piece around the bone which gives the carving an abstract look.


I have never seen a bone piece quite like Let There be Light.

Having this piece in your collection would be a coup.


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