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Swan with Chick


A hand-carved family of two featuring a mother bird and her baby chick swimming or sitting. 

Approx. 24 x 6 x 13.5 cm
Stone carving, Serpentinite stone 
reg. no. 6582O

Ningeosiak Ashoona was born on December 20, 1979 in Iqaluit (formerly Frobisher Bay).  She soon arrived in the family community of Kinngait (Cape Dorset) and began living with her grandparents on the land.

Ning’s early life was a traditional one centered around hunting, trapping, fishing, and carving.  She has now been a full time carver for over 20 years with a family of her own to support.  She uses both hand and power tools.  The power tools help to increase her productivity and she uses the hand tools for intricate delicate work.  She is inspired by the beauty of Arctic animals and uses her creativity to envision new forms for her favourite subjects.