Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
About Us   Contact Us   1-888-669-8813    Sign In
Mannumi Shaqu

Mannumi Shaqu


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada


“I was born in a winter camp near Dorset. I used to remember how old I was but I have a poor memory and have forgotten now. I know it was around the time Cape Dorset became a settlement. I was born in an igloo. My father was Towatuga and my mother was Karalooatoo… . When I was young I loved to follow my grandfather and the other men in the camp hunting. I don’t remember what it was like to hunt with spears and harpoons since most of the men had rifles. As a boy I was afraid of whiteman because I imagined they wanted to kidnap me… .

When I was a teenager I started to carve. At first I used to sit and etch many ivory tusks. I later carved stone. My family needed money or food so this is why I carved. I enjoy carving women out of hard dark stone best. For many years I have carved. I usually carve every day. I have no other job.”

—from an interview with the artist (date unknown)

Viewing 1-2 of 2


Viewing 1-2 of 2


Artist Contemporaries

Monthly Email Newsletter

Spirit Wrestler Gallery

47 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 1A1

Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
Phone: 604-669-8813


Follow us on Twitter and Google+

3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.

Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5