Large Inukshuk Rock Cairn from Lake Superior #15, Stone Man Sculpture, Inuksuk Style Cairn, Steinmann Rock Man Figurine

Large Inukshuk Rock Cairn from Lake Superior #15, Stone Man Sculpture, Inuksuk Style Cairn, Steinmann Rock Man Figurine

$71.00

Where the waves meet the rocky and sandy shores of Lake Superior's beautiful coast is where this guy began. This "messenger in stone" Inukshuk or Inuksuk-style cairn is made entirely from Lake Superior beach stones that I collected from numerous locations. This truly unique piece is the 15th in this series.
 
Inuksuit (plural) were used by the native peoples of the North American Arctic region. These "stone men" were built to aid in navigation, used as points of reference, marked fishing and hunting grounds, and served as places of veneration in a land void of natural features. Along with being a traditional cultural symbol of North American Arctic peoples, inuksuits have become a part of Canadian identity. Although not in a style historically used in the Great Lakes region, this type of cairn is becoming the most recognizable around the world. As a symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics, these cairns can also be seen along the Trans-Canadian Highway and in many national and provincial parks.

Different regions around the lake offer unique types of stones, and I have spent several years and walked many miles collecting them from over twenty different beaches along Michigan's two peninsulas. Each cairn comes with a 2" x 3" informational card on parchment paper briefly describing its history and uses today. A great gift for those interested in Arctic and other cultural traditions, Zen and meditative pursuits, hiking, and backpacking. The size is 5 1/4" T x 5" W x 3" deep. All non-garden cairns are bonded unless they say re-stackable in the title and description. Recommended for indoor use.

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