10" Green Walking Bear with Teeth by Johnassie Ippak
is on back order
Inuit art: Bear with teeth
Inuit Artist: Johnassie Ippak
Size: 10" long, 5.5" tall, 4" wide, 7.2 Lbs (heavy)
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU
Johnassie's bears are some of the finest walking bears I have ever seen in this size and class. Johnassie Ippak is a very talented and established artist.
What struck me when seeing this bear for the first time was its beautiful teeth. Bears with teeth are much more difficult for an artist to do as opposed to ones without. The color and polish make this bear an exquisite piece to own. These details all allow the carving take off into a higher level of sophistication.
I also love the argillite dark green stone showing off its beautiful wavy grains.
This carving is new and purchased directly from the artist.
Signed on the bottom in Inuktitut, comes with igloo tag.