Inukshuk ~ "Marmot"
Stone Type: BC Gold Serpentine, Purple Lepidolite, BC Green Serpentine
Weight: 9 lbs.
Size: 10" x 5" x 11" LxWxH
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 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 out stretched 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.