Carved Walrus Mask 04

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Carved Walrus Mask the nose plate or front part of a walrus skull (no cranium) with 20” long graceful tusks that each have a relief carved
Bowhead whale and a swimming seal.  Carved and signed by St Lawrence Islander Alaska native Siberian Yupik artist Lane Iyakitan, this was created in the late 1900’s, bargain priced at only-$1,795.

All the walrus masks we sell are from the 1900’s and are being reintroduced into the market, they are decades old, always purchased in the lower 48 from previous owners. We do not buy any of these in Alaska where they are still being hunted for food. Some of ours are pre 1972 and others have native Alaskan scrimshaw, both are legal to buy and sell. No one is hunting walrus to supply us with these; they are all “recycled”.

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