Inuit Sculptures at ExplosionLuck.com
The Inuit people of Northern Canada (also known by the somewhat controversial term ‘Eskimo’) are well known for their sculptures . Originally they worked small sculptures in walrus ivory, but now generally use stone including serpentine and steatite, creating larger unique handcrafted representations of their native wildlife such as seals, bears and wolves. Historically these carvings were believed to bring good luck, and amulet-sized carvings were often worn as necklaces.
These days Inuit stone statues are more usually found on display in museums or for sale to tourists. Their individuality ensures that they sell for many hundreds of dollars, because even today, most carvings are made and polished by hand. ExplosionLuck.com have added a range of Inuit statues to the corporate gifts available on their website to allow firms to benefit from the positive energy these carvings are thought to emit. Each item has a fully illustrated entry with several views and a zoomable photograph to allow purchasers to appreciate the detail and polish of these heavy stone sculptures.
Not only are these pieces a real talking point for their beauty, they are bound to draw the eye of any visitors when placed in a reception area or boardroom. These artworks make good lasting gifts for a special occasion, and despite their expense, are likely to appeal to those with an interest in the life of the North too. From the point of view of the Inuit creators, each animal symbolizes a different trait or characteristic, so it would be perfectly possible to tailor any gift to express the positive energy of the animal depicted. The artwork available on ExplosionLuck.com is by named artists from the Cape Dorset area of Baffin Island, which makes it generally among the best quality currently available. This also ensures the statues ’ authenticity, especially as there are many copies on the market today. Prices for the range available at ExplosionLuck.com start from $465 and animal subjects include the Arctic char, polar bears, seals, beluga whales, birds, caribou, otters and wolves. Bears symbolize a deep connection with the spirit world, seals and whales provide a link to Sedna, the goddess of the sea. She provided the Inuit with food as long as she was happy.
The collectible value of Inuit artwork has been recognized since the 1980s when a wider market first emerged for it. Today the Museum of Inuit Art in Toronto has one of the biggest displays of Inuit handcrafts of all kinds, not just sculptures but also ceramic pieces, prints, hangings and sketches. There is now another way for collectors to acquire a piece of this unique artwork through the range of positive energy original Inuit sculptures available on the ExplosionLuck site.
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