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"Copper Woman" by Alaska Native artist Clarissa Hudson      

Copyright 2003
Sealaska Heritage Institute
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Ivory & Fossil Bone Carvings

   
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"The Pod"
Sculpture featuring a pod of killer whales carved of fossilized walrus tusk with abalone inlay. H: 2.75 inches; W: 1.75 inches. By Barry Smith. (#1000) Video: Windows Media or RealPlayer

"Raven Ivory Halibut Hook"
Solid ivory halibut hook carved from a raw bull walrus tusk. Ivory halibut hooks are used for story telling and ceremonial dancing. This piece features 9 abalone inlays in nostrils, eyes, ears, wings and tail. Halibut hook is bound in spruce root. Anchor line made of Chilkat warp (goat wool and cedar bark) fixed to arm with an ivory washer and bead. L: 10.5 inches; W (wide end): 4 inches. By Donald Gregory (Héendeí). $1,700.00  (#1044)

 

 

"Ivory Bear Halibut Hook"
Solid ivory halibut hook carved from a raw bull walrus tusk. Ivory halibut hooks are used for story telling and ceremonial dancing. This piece features 6 abalone inlays in ears, arms and legs. Ruby eyes and fossil ivory teeth. Halibut hook is bound in spruce root. Anchor line made of Chilkat warp (goat wool and cedar bark) fixed to arm with an ivory washer and bead. L: 8 inches; W (wide end): 3.5 inches. By Donald Gregory (Héendeí). $1,000.00  (#1045)

“Shaman-Octopus Sword”
Ivory-handled small sword with 12-inch blade made of Damascus steel, an ancient type of hard steel having a wavy appearance, used chiefly for sword blades. Handle is made of female walrus ivory tusk and features a figure of a Shaman holding an octopus in his mouth. Design is carved and scrimshawed (a technique where ivory is etched and inked). Handle has 7 abalone inlays in the eyes of the Shaman and octopus and in the Shaman’s teeth. Damascus steel hand guard with copper and brass fittings. Includes wood blade sheath that has copper fittings with forget-me-not flowers carved in copper. Handle length: 6 inches. 1-5 weeks.
By Donald Gregory (Héendeí). $2,500.00. (#1049) Video: Windows Media or RealPlayer

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