DRUM DANCER 852002371

Artist: Jaco Ishulutak
Region: Pangirtung
Material: Serpentine and Caribou Antler

Height: 16.5″
Width: 16″
Depth: 3.5″

Drum dancing is a very popular Inuit dance form. Traditionally, the women sang seated in a circle while the men danced. The Inuit performed the drum dance at gatherings and celebrations. Singing is also an important part of Inuit culture.

The Inukshuk symbolizes safety, hope and friendship. The also represent team work which is why it was used as the symbol of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. These stone sculptures are placed throughout the Arctic acting as helpers to the Inuit. They are an important point of reference, a marker for hunting grounds and denote a food cache.

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