We are lucky to have a wonderful Inuit neighbour who spent some time teaching Xander about the care and use of the Kudlik.
Xander is pulling off the Arctic cotton from the stem to be used as a wick for the oil.
Arctic cotton grass
The cotton is saturated with oil (traditionally filled with oil from blubber), and pulled up to create a wick along the back straight edge of the beautiful soap stone carved lamp. The kudlik was used for heat, melting snow, cooking and drying clothes. It is also used for ceremonial purposes.
This was a wonderful opportunity for Xander to learn and experience a piece of Inuit culture.
It's a beautiful thing 💕
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