Vintage Fossil Walrus Pen Holder w/ Pen- 65
Vintage Fossil Walrus tusk pen holder with scrimshawed Bone Pen. Close to one pound of fossil walrus ivory with a primitive looking little carved walrus pinned on top. The beautifully scrimshawed bone pen did not originally come with this but we are including it. The ivory could be repurposed into jewelry or slabs. A one of a kind piece as we are known for- $225
Excavated on St. Lawrence Island by Eskimo people known as Siberian Yupik. For over 5,000 years the Yupiks had villages along the Bering Sea and fashioned sled runners, net weights, chopping tools and other utensils out of readily available ivory. That ivory became hidden from the world for centuries, when it was discarded in the village middens (dumps) along with tusks and bones of walrus, whales and seals. Only now is that ancient ivory being unearthed, excavated by the descendants of the primitive Yupiks that worked it.