Polar bear and boy 5356

Artist: Ohito Ashoona
Region: Cape Dorset
Material: Serpentine

Height: 6.75″
Width: 6.5″
Depth: 3.25″

The Inuit people devote great respect to the polar bear (Nanuq) due to his power, beauty and ingenuity. He is a symbol of patience and determination, essential qualities in order to survivre the harsh Arctic life. Inuits learned their hunting techniques from him, as well as how to organize their living spaces.

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