Title: Ruby Inukshuk
Stone Type: White Marble, Orange Fossil Limestone, BC Green Serpentine
Weight: 13 lbs.
Size: 12" x 3.5" x 14" 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 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.