Alaskan Etchings on Baleen (Whale Bone)
Using materials at hand the indigenous peoples of Alaska created
appealing works of art depicting everyday events. They often used
those parts of native animals that were left after using the meat,
fur or fat. Whales are in abundant supply and their bones, particularly
the jaw bone or baleen was salvaged and put to artistic use. These
flat surfaces became the canvas of choice for many aboriginal
Alaskans. Drawings of local animals or familiar activities were
common subjects of baleen etchings. We offer two baleen etchings.
Both are marked "L. K. Jr."
Alaskan Moose. 10.75" wide x 5.75" high. Nicely
enhanced with hair on lower edge. (Stock number 003Baleen1) $150.00
Alaskan Seal. 8.5" wide x 4.25" high. Nicely enhanced
with hair on lower edge. (Stock number 003Baleen2) $150.00
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