Make your Own Inuksuk

Make your Own Inuksuk

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Provides instructions on finding suitable stones, balancing the rocks to make a lasting structure, and choosing the right spot for an inuksuk--a stone structure which is a powerful symbol for the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic.

Perseus Publishing
An inuksuk, a powerful symbol of the Arctic, is a stone structure that acts as a messenger. Traditionally, inuksuit (plural) have been built by the Inuit to act in the place of a human being: to show the way when travelers were a long way from home, to warn of very dangerous places, or to show where food was stored.
Following the acclaimed and award-winning The Inuksuk Book, Make Your Own Inuksuk shows readers how to build their very own inuksuk. This full-color book provides an engaging overview of inuksuit what they are, why they were important in the past and how they can bring significance to our own lives today.
Filled with startlingly beautiful photographs of various inuksuit in different natural settings, Make Your Own Inuksuk is as visually arresting as it is easy to follow. Make Your Own Inuksuk offers clear step-by-step instructions and practical advice on selecting and preparing stones to build a wide variety of inuksuit. It also helps readers choose a location that reflects their inuksuk’s meaning, whether in a garden, at the cabin or at home.

In the Arctic, the inuksuk is a stone structure that acts as a messenger to passing travelers.Make Your Own Inuksuk provides gardeners and nature lovers with a myriad of ideas to express their own personal messages in meaningful locations of their own. Chapters include construction, choosing adhesives, selecting stones, wind and weather, communicating the message, and strength. The full-color book engages and stimulates with quotes from elders, facts on Inuit culture, the importance of inuksuk, and their significance today.

& Taylor

Step-by-step instructions give direction on finding and preparing suitable stone, stacking and balancing rock to make a lasting structure, and choosing the right spot for an inuksuk--a stone structure which symbolizes power to the Inuit people of the Arctic--to stand. By the author of The Inuksuk Book. Reprint.

Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree, 2001
ISBN: 9781897066140
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm


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