Fossil Walrus Ivory Beach Tumbled Piece 61
Tumbled on the beach this piece has a rounded smooth surface. Piece has been polished smooth shows some of the inner characteristics of walrus ivory for a display piece, or carved into something wonderful. Slice for jewelry/ handle or inlay material. Great piece, 7" long x 1 1/2" - 1 3/4" wide x 1/4"- 1/2"-" thick - $ 135 U.S. Sales Only! Ships FREE in US Only!
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.