Fossil Walrus Juvenile Ivory Tusk (01)

Description

Fossil Walrus Juvenile ( immature ) Ivory Tusk  - Solid tusk measuring approximately 1-1/8“ by 5/8" at base and 5” long .  This ancient ivory is unique, and becoming increasingly scarce. This piece shows its history, rugged but solid and beautiful color.  Perfect for small knife handles, jewelry, inlays, carving or display. The surface is rough.

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.

If you are not satisfied with this piece, simply return it unaltered within 30 days and we will cheerfully refund your money, issue a credit or make an exchange, your choice. 


US sales only!

To comply with state laws we no longer ship any ivory to New Jersey addresses and no mammoth ivory (only walrus ivory) to New York addresses.

For international orders, please see our Mammoth Ivory selection.

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