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Polar Bear Claw Necklace‏ with Walrus Ivory

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$495.00
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11284
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POLAR BEAR CLAWS are harvested from bears taken by Inupiaq Eskimo Hunters. Unlike "head hunters", they use all the animal. It's meat is divided up in the community. The hide/teeth/claws /skull are used in artwork. Polar bears are never killed for pleasure or for a trophy. All those taken are tracked by the State gov. Inupiaq Eskimos of the North Slope are the only people in the U.S allowed to hunt the polar bear for subsistence purposes.

This is a fine example of Native Alaskan art. This bear claw was mounted on a carved piece of walrus ivory with a baleen divider between ivory top and a bear claw. Carved by an Eskimo artist Floyd Kingeekuk Jr., Savoonga, St Lawrence Island  Alaska, this claw is 2.5" in total length and claw itself 2".


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