Kudlik or qulliq (Inuktitut: ᖁᓪᓕᖅ, IPA: [qulːiq]) is a type of oil lamp used by the Inuit. The lamp consists of a crescent-shaped cup of carved soapstone, filled with oil from blubber or seal. Arctic cottongrass, common cottongrass, or moss is used as a wick.
In former time, the Inuit used the kudlik for illuminating and heating their tents and igloos, for melting snow, cooking, and drying their clothes. Today it is mainly used for ceremonial purposes.
A qulliq is featured on the coat of arms of Nunavut.
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