Polar Bear Claw with Baleen and Ivory Cap

Polar Bear Claw with Baleen and Ivory Cap

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These polar bear claw pendants are capped with walrus ivory and black whale baleen. The medium claws are just over 2 1/2 inches tall, and the large are about 3 1/2″ tall,  they are made by Alaska Native artist Adam Tooyak. Adams father is a whaling captain in Point Hope Alaska where he hunts bowhead whales and polar bear. Native Alaskans hunt these animals for food and use other parts of the animals like the baleen, claws and furs for artistic crafts and jewelry.

 

 

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