Greenland Tunumiit Inuit”Man & Woman” Carved Pair 1960’s NOS Beautiful, original and initialed and approx. 7 3/4 inch high by 2 3/4 inch high by 2 1/2 inch deep overall”Man & Woman” wood carved pair in the style of the Tunumiit of eastern Greenland Inuit first nations. These stunning masterful carved pieces were carved in the early 1960’s from an elder Inuit in Tasiilaq, eastern Greenland area and were brought to Vancouver Island in 1967 and have been in a family collection ever since then. The 5’1 ft stout, proud and fully dressed in Inuit garb carvers name is not known but his initials are carved on the bottom of both figures. Type of wood used is unknown and could have been imported from Denmark or Canada. The Eastern Inuit, or Tunumiit, live primarily in the Ammassalik region, the area with the mildest climate in King Christian IX Land. Hunters can hunt marine mammals from kayaks throughout the year. Ittoqqortoormiit was a settlement founded in 1925 by Ejnar Mikkelsen in Scoresby Sound. The area has vestiges of former habitation, but it had been uninhabited for about a century at the time of the foundation of the new settlement. There were two other Eastern Greenland groups in the long coast between Nunap Isua (Cape Farewell) to King Frederick VIII Land, the Northeast in Kangerlussuaq Fjord and adjacent areas up to Clavering Island, north of the Tunumiit, and the Southeast-Greenland Inuit in the King Frederick VI Coast to the south, but these are now extinct. Fuer meine deutschsprachigen Kunden: Sollten Sie Fragen haben, bitte kontaktieren sie mich. NOTE: APPLIES TO ALL BUYERS. Look At all Pictures’s Closely, What You See Is What You Will Receive, I Do My Best To Get You The Best View Of The Item. PLEASE ASK ALL AND ANY QUESTIONS? Don’t forget to check out my other items. The item “Vintage Greenland Inuit”Man & Woman” Wood Carving Indigenous Eskimo Art” is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal”. The seller is “thekanatashop” and is located in Port Alberni, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Artisan: HR
- Tribal Affiliation: Inuit