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Dancing Bear (Two Way)-Ottuq Shaa


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  • 2 1/2 d x 5 1/2 w x 6 h (in)
  • Serpentine
  • Two Way Bear-This bear can stand two different ways, on its back left leg, or can be inverted to stand on the front right leg. To create a sculpture that can balance requires skill, bears that can stand multiple ways are a sign of a talented and experienced sculptor.
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Carved by hand in Kinngait (Formerly Cape Dorset) Nunavut
  • All our Inuit sculptures are carved from a single piece of stone, locally sourced from the carvers community, most commonly Serpentine or Argillite. These stones are carvable but are significantly harder than soapstone.
  • The Dancing Bear motif represents Harmony with nature, The bear acts like a person, showing we are connected. The bear is shown as happy to represent the idea that if the natural world is happy, then people will be happy also.