Throat Singers

by Daniel Inukpuk
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Throat singing is a traditional Inuit art, all across the arctic.
Carved in Inukjuak (Arctic Quebec).

Note - when standing upright, the figures do lean to one side.

9 x 6 x 6 inches.

Inuit throat singing, or katajjaq, is a form of musical performance uniquely found among the Inuit. The traditional form consists of two women who sing duets in a close face-to-face formation with no instrumental accompaniment, in an entertaining contest to see who can outlast the other.