This beautiful pendant is made out of walrus ivory, it has a hole drilled through near the top for a chain or cord. It features nice artwork of a wolf, and is signed by the artist on the back side. It is about 1.5″ 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.