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Baleen Basket by Marilyn Hank Otton

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This basket was handwoven by Marilyn Hank Otton of Point Hope, Alaska. It is made of whale baleen and walrus ivory. Only Alaskan Natives from the Yupik and Inupiat tribes are allowed by the Federal government to work on the baleen. The finial on top is a whale tail carved from walrus ivory. The white baleen, is very rare, and typically reserved for the best among the elders. It is also unusual to have the WHOLE BASKET made in the white baleen! The basket is approximately 4.5" in diameter and 5" high.


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