Scrimshawed Large Bone Hoop Earrings with Eskimo Pictographs


These Vintage handcrafted 34mm (1 3/8") diameter bone earrings have contemporary scrimshaw of traditional Eskimo designs depicting activities such as hunting, fishing, dancing, warfare, village scenes and shamanistic ceremonies. The arrival of the Yankee whaling fleet in the late 1800's signaled the end of this early art style among the Eskimos as the whaler man's scrimshaw influenced them to create more realistic depictions. Although primitive in form, this fascinating early stick figure artwork is extremely powerful and has a universal appeal today.  We have 7 pairs left from this 1980's stock then this listing will be gone forever.

With quality sterling silver or gold filled findings, your choice.

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