Inuit voodoo

East Greenland is famous for its tupilaqs. These beautiful examples carved from whale teeth, walrus and narwhal ivory are not in fact the real tupilaqs, but representations of them. The real tupilaqs were fashioned by a shaman or angakkek and made from various objects such as animal parts (bone, skin, hair, sinew, etc.) and even parts taken from the corpsesContinue reading “Inuit voodoo”