Jewelry by Alaskan Eskimos: Yup’ik, Inupiaq, Alutiiq, Aleut. Materials are primarily walrus, mammoth, or mastodon tusk, as well as baleen.
Vintage Ivory Whale Bracelet
This is the most delicate carved ivory bracelet we have seen. The whales are carved in bas relief on the fresh walrus tusk discs. It came out of a collection of a gentleman who lived in Alaska around 1950, so it was made late in the 2nd quarter or early in the 3rd quarter of the 20th century.
The bracelet is 9/16 inch at the widest points. It could fit a wrist of up to 6 inches, either a child, or an adult with a narrow wrist. It is re-strung on elastic jewelry thread.
Please note that products containing any ivory or other marine mammal components cannot be shipped to New York or California. As of this writing, it is still legal to ship these products to all other states. Click here to see a brochure published by the U.S. Department of the Interior with more details on this topic.
If you are interested in having this product shipped outside the United States, please call 207 967-2122 to discuss permit requirements.
- Jewelry, Bracelets$170.00
Teresa Mae Anderson Ivory Bracelet – Red Beads
Aleut artist Teresa Mae Anderson makes beautiful jewelry from ivory and other materials native to Alaska. This previously owned bracelet stretches to fit comfortably. The ivory chicklets are separated by sterling silver and red beads.
7/16 in. wide; inner circumference is approximately 6 1/2 in.
- Alaskan Art, Jewelry$60.00
Deep brown fossil tusk (ivory) on one side and baleen on the other make for a very handsome pair of earrings. <br><br>Each earring is 5/8″ in diameter.<br><br>Because of marine mammal protection laws, this work cannot be expor
- Alaskan Art, Jewelry$350.00
Fossil walrus tusk bracelet. Held together with elastic cord, this bracelet measures approximately 2 1/4 inches in diameter, but stretches easily to fit on the wrist.
The oval elements are approx. 1 3/8″ x 3/4″; the rectangular ones are 5/8″ x 7/8″.
- Vintage, Jewelry$395.00
This charming bracelet, carved from old and new walrus tusk, has six walruses carved in deep relief.
c. 3rd to 4th quarter 20th century
Inside circumference is approximately 6″; 1″ wide
- Vintage, Jewelry$350.00
This bracelet is from the collection of Charles Goodyear Hubbard (1869 – 1969), an adventurer and explorer who spent a fair amount of time in Alaska.
The fossil walrus tusk has an outstanding patina that cannot be replicated.
Inside circumference is approximately 7″; 11/16″ wide
This is an exquisite white ivory (walrus tusk) bracelet.
Held together with elastic cord, this bracelet measures approximately 2 1/4 inches in diameter, but stretches easily to fit on the wrist. Each piece is approx. 1″ x 3/4″.
A Sedna necklace depicting the sea goddess with her hands clasped above her head.
4 3/4″ h x 1 1/8″ w x 3/4″ thick
Brown leather cord is adjustable. We can also substitute a black leather cord cut to a specific length with a sterling silver hook and eye closure.
- Alaskan Art, Jewelry$100.00
This handsome halibut pendant is ivory (walrus tusk) with scrimshaw on one side and baleen on the other.
Size is approximate; each one is slightly different.
1 1/4″ x 5/8″ x 3/8″; blue beads, sterling silver beads, adjustable nylon cord
- Alaskan Art, Jewelry$195.00
Ivory and baleen bracelet. Strung on elastic for ease of fitting over the hand.
Inside circumference is approximately 6 1/4″; each tablet is approximately 5/8″ at the widest.
Because of marine mammal protect laws, this item can only be shipped within the United States.