The Inuit believed that Nanuk, the polar bear, was powerful and mighty and would worship this great bear because they believed that he decided if the hunters would be successful.
The legend says that if a dead polar bear was treated properly by the hunter, it would share the good news with other bears so they would be eager to be killed by him. Bears would stay away from hunters who failed to pay proper respect. Even though they were hunted there was a deep respect, and certainly no danger of them being wiped out as a species.
However now, with the potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change, polar bears have been listed as a threatened species since 2008. Unless something changes to slow down or stop the climate change they could well become legendary creatures completely.
This is a genuine original artwork (not a print) produced with a combination of Chinese black ink and Winsor and Newton purple and emerald inks on Canson 1557 180gsm bright white heavy paper.
The price includes FREE GLOBAL POSTAGE.
Please contact me if you’d like a picture of your pet or animal drawn/painted in this style, commission slots are available currently.
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