Posted 5 years ago
Hi there CW Gang:
Here is another soapstone piece I had for a while. Soapstone carving of either a Bird or a seal. I think it is a Bird......This is done in the INUIT STYLE but the piece and its artist are not Inuit. DIMU is actually the signature of a German-Canadian artist named DIETRICH MUCKENHEIM. The works of the somewhat mysterious and quite sparse. His pieces are usually dated to the 1960s. A nice hand-carved soapstone "in the Inuit style".
*** Mine is only Signed with DIMU but the last photo you will see a "Sample Label' that might have been attached to this at one time. The last photo shows an example of an original Dimu label for provenance.
Thanks for LOOKING / LOVING !
~ Rose ~