• Handcrafted Inuvialuit Art

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Handcrafted Inuvialuit Art

Traditional clothes, shoes, carvings, tools, & accessories Shop All

Handcrafted Inuvialuit Art

Free Shipping during Christmas and local COVID-safe delivery to your home Shop All
IRC Craft Shop supports the work of Inuvialuit seamstresses, tool-makers and artists.

Inuvialuit Art Traditions

Clothing

The Inuvialuit have worn clothing made of fur and sealskin to survive in polar climates. The clothing often features an intricate design called the Delta Braid which is unique and tells a story about the artist's history. The Inuvialuit wear traditional clothing today as a way to preserve and celebrate their identity.

Carvings

The Inuvialuit and their ancestors have carved birds, bears and other land and sea mammals for thousands of years to pass the time while hunting. The carvings grow out of the respect that the Inuvialuit gave to all living things. Each carving represents the artist's reflection of their own experiences while on the land.

Tools

The Inuvialuit traditionally used a variety of tools and weapons like bows, knives and harpoons for hunting and fishing. Most tools were made out of stone, or parts of animals, like bone and ivory. The Inuvialuit are also known for a knife called an "ulu" for skinning, preparing, and butchering animals.

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  • Drummer Carving
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  • Jiggling Stick with Hook
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    $60.00
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  • Ulu Silver
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    $300.00
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  • Ulu Gold
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    $192.00
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  • Bear Sneaking on Seal Carving
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    $600.00
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  • Mother & Child Fishing Carving
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    $600.00
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  • Hunter Norwhale - Caribou Antler Carving
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    $960.00
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  • Dancing Bear Carving
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    $960.00
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