9.25" White Standing Bear (Shaman) by Louie Makkituq

Louie Makkituq

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Inuit art: Standing Bear
Size: 9.25" tall, 4" wide, 4" deep. Weight: 4.1 lbs (quite heavy)
Community: Gjoa Haven
Stone: steatite
Inuit Artist: Louie Makkituq

Gjoa Haven is the only settlement on King William Island, located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Sculptures from Gjoa Haven often have unpolished look. Also Gjoa Haven carvers are known for the spiritual nature of their work. This particular bear has a shamanistic nature, you can tell that from its eyes and the posture.

Instead of polishing this bear, Louie carefully carved bear's fur. Very original and interesting sculpture!

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