Bears 11092850

Artist: Joanie Ragee
Region: Cape Dorset
Material: Serpentine

Height: 14″
Width: 13″
Depth: 8.5″

The polar bear (Nanuq) is the most important animal in Inuit folklore. He reigns as king over the ice-floe. One legend states that the Inuk hopes to reincarnate into a bear in his next life. When his spirit finally becomes a bear, he is filled with such immense happiness that he starts dancing.

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