Sculptures made from whale bones may seem like an ancient practice, but in northern Canada, not until the “western way” transformed the original native (or aboriginal as labeled in Canada) culture and way of life have locals carved such massive pieces of art. It’s modern art (20th century).
Travel Tip: To see more Inuit Art, especially sculptures visit the Eskimo Museum in Churchill, Manitoba. It holds an extensive collection of Inuit Artifacts dating back to the 1800s, but mostly displays “modern” art, with 1,000 sculptures from the 1930s to present day.
Also, special thanks to Travel Manitoba and Frontiers North for hosting me in Churchill.