Inuit art: Walrus Tusk with designs
Inuit Artist: Jassie Keyookta
Size: 22" tall, 8" wide. 4" deep Weight: 5 lbs
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq, NU
U.S. buyers cannot purchase this piece because ivory is restricted by Canadian Government Customs. We ship only to a Canadian address.
Quite frankly, this is one of the nicest Ivory pieces I have seen in a long while.
I resist purchasing Ivory because I can only ship within Canada because of Government restrictions.
I want to remind my clients that these tusks are the product of Canadian Government controlled walrus hunting. The animals are hunted for food, clothing, etc.
But I fell under the spell of Jassie's ornamented Walrus tusk.
Why am I captivated by these tusks?
The laminated finish of the ivory creates a mesmerizing pearl effect. Gorgeous.
The detailed carving on the tusk (embroidery) can only be accomplished with ivory. Stone carving is beautiful. Ivory carving.....out of this world.
Our Walrus tusk is adorned with finely detailed fish. Each fish has two black beady eyes, and stunning fins.
This tusk is uniquely exquisite and of course, one of a kind.
I put this piece in the Masterpiece category.
I was very lucky to have this fantastic carving cross my path.
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