Stone: BC Pink & Black Rhodonite
Artist: Fathom Stone Art Studio
Carved: Whistler, BC
Size: 11" x 4.5" x 13"
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg
The Inukshuk (pronounced In-ook-shook) meaning “in the image of man”, are magnificent human-like figures of stone which were erected by the Inuit. They stand along with Canada & Alaska’s most northern shores and are unique to the North America arctic. They are made of rock slabs, large and small, and built into the shape of a person with their arms or legs outstretched or more traditionally, piles of well-mapped-out rocks. The inukshuk has long been recognized as the “compass of the Arctic.” They were early road signs, pre GPS, or folding maps.