Scrimshaw Belt Buckle Made of Walrus Ivory & Wood

Scrimshaw Belt Buckle Made of Walrus Ivory & Wood

$110.00

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This handsome buckle is made out of walrus ivory set into wood. It features artwork of a lynx. It is about 3.5″ wide and 2.5″ tall.

Scrimshaw was originally carved or engraved articles made by American whalers usually from baleen or whale teeth and bone. Native Alaskans have been using bone and ivory from walrus, mammoth and other animals for thousands of years as tools, utensils, weapons, and even armor. Today Alaskan artists use these same raw materials in their carvings and other scrimshaw artwork.

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