Wild Rice and Gifts obtains its Eskimo Crafts and Carvings directly from the
Seward Peninsula in Alaska.
The artists include Roy Henry, Fred Nayokpuk, Karen Olana, Delbert Setut,
Lenora Olana and Rose Etuck.
Jewelry carvings include broaches, pins, necklaces, bolo ties, hair pins & earrings.
Crafts include Yupak Ceremonial Drums, Tinglet Indian Drums, sealskin slippers,
ear muffs, hats and headbands.
We also have musk ox, arctic fox, wolverine and moose hides to make any type of clothing or craft you’d like.
The carvings consist of mastodon elephant tusk, walrus tusk, soap stone, and baleen bone from whales.
For more info please call 1-888-666-3102.
Wild Rice and Gifts has plenty of ulus in stock. In addition to all the uses below, it makes a great pizza cutter!
The ulu, a traditional tool used by the Inuit, is made with a handle of bone, wood or antler, and a blade of iron, copper or ground slate.
The ulu is a crescent-shaped knife which is used with either a slicing or a rocking motion, and is the primary tool in cutting out clothing, boots and mittens. it is used for preparing skins, for expressing oil, and it serves as a culinary implement. This general purpose cutting tool, which continues in daily use, has become the chief symbol associated with Inuit women.
Source: David Morrison and Georges-Hébert Germain, Inuit Glimpses of an Arctic Past. Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1995; pages 16-19; Aurora College, N.W.T.; Alan D. McMillan. Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada: An Anthropological Overview. Douglas and McIntyre: Vancouver and Toronto, 1995. Page 265.