The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

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Soapstone Owl Figurine (#108)

Carving soapstone in the Arctic region has a long history whether in making household objects, amulets, or pieces made to sell to tourists. Point Hope remains a relatively isolated community; hunting and fishing and a bit of tourism continues to be the way most people make a living. The snowy owl is highly valued, sometimes raised from an owlet and kept for its feathers.

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