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Soapstone Carving ( In Inuit Style ) --- DIMU -- Dietrich Muckenheim

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    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 ~

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the ~ LOVES ~

    2. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Great little piece and info. Thanks for sharing.
    3. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 5 years ago
      Used to go to Waddingtons in T.O. all the time and they often had inuit auctions also.
    4. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      A great little carving.
    5. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      BTW pregnant seal.
    6. Roseyyy11, 4 years ago
      I just found a piece of soap stone with the initials dimu on it. Did a search n it brought me here. I don't collect but am trying to sell this so I can help my son get home. He's living in Manitoba and I haven't seen him in months. So if anyone would like to buy this round piece..that has "tuit" as in 'I'll get a round tuit' written on one side then plz msg me at

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