Inuit Kayaker Sculpture by Noah Jaw
Noah Jaw / Kayaker Sculpture
Size 16.5” L x 4.5” H x 6” D
Hand carved with Soapstone, Caribou Antler and Sealskin
Inuit artist Noah Jaw is best known for his bears and his hunter in kayak carvings that are strong and clean in design. This one-of-a-kind soapstone kayaker, who swivels in his kayak, is also made with caribou antler for the spear and paddle; his rope is crafted from sealskin.
Noah Jaw was born and resides in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. He comes from a family of carvers, including his father and two brothers. His uncle is renowned carver, Pootoogook Jaw. Each has been influential in developing Noah’s carving skills.
Cape Dorset, meaning “high mountains” in Inuktitut, is an Inuit hamlet located on Dorset Island at the southern tip of Baffin Island. Cape Dorset is widely considered to be the “Capital of Inuit Art”.
Each hand-carved sculpture is accompanied by an Igloo Tag, which guarantees its authenticity and certifies that the piece was handmade by Inuit artists in Canada. The igloo symbol is registered by the Government of Canada and can only be attached to original Inuit sculptures and art from northern Canada.