Vintage Ookpik - Handmade Snowy Owl

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An Ookpik ([ukˈpik]) is a popular Inuit handicraft toy. It is a small, souvenir owl with large head and big eyes and a beak. They are often made from wolf fur, sealskin and other traditional materials.

Ukpik (ᐅᒃᐱᒃ)is the Inuktitut word for snowy owl.

The original Ookpik was created in the early 1960s and made from sealskin. The figure was recreated by Jeannie Snowball of Fort Chimo, now Kuujjuaq, for a trade fair in Philadelphia in 1964. The Ookpik figures were created at the Ft Chimo Eskimo Co-operative in Quebec in 1963. The Ookpik is a symbol by which Canadian handicrafts are identified internationally.

This Holman Ookpik stands approximately 5” tall and is made of real fur, it shows light wear. Very soft and was hand made by a Canadian Eskimo in the Northwest Territories.

Although we try to give an accurate description, remember, this is a vintage item and there may be small imperfections from age or flaws from production that we have not noticed or noted in the comments. We try to list all the deficiencies, marks etc. Please review ALL pictures closely.

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