4" Dancing Bear by Samayualie Akesuk *Twiggy*

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Inuit art: Dancing Bear    
Inuit Artist: Samayualie Akesuk
Size: 4" tall, 2" wide, 1.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 7/22
Stone: Serpentine
id: dfa-N7598Pahjy

Small bears are one of THE quintessential pieces of Inuit art.

People are drawn to “small” objects, perhaps as a subconscious return to childhood innocence.

Small bears, in particular, are enchanting. I never have enough of them on hand for my clients.

Their spirit is all-encompassing.

Twiggy's joie de vivre is contagious.

His warm green colour is dynamic and electric.

His dancing posture is comical and yet it commands respect.

I believe the small bear is the most sought-after carving for gifting.

Because of their extreme affordability, they are often purchased in multiples.

What could be more joyous than two small bears dancing together?


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