Inuit Ivory and Baleen Bracelet

Currency:USD Category:American Indian Art Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 400.00 USD
Inuit Ivory and Baleen Bracelet
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Inuit bracelet: ivory has carved whale, seal, otter, walrus, bear fetishes. Some of the baleen pieces have tiny chips, and the bracelet needs to be restrung. People formerly used baleen (usually referred to as “whalebone”) for making numerous items where flexibility and strength were required. Bracelet was probably made by the inhabitants of Diomede Island, a small island between the western coast of Alaska and the eastern coast of Siberia where there is a small Inuit population. One of the most famous aspects of this culture is their talent in carving ivory, bone, and stone.

The Native American ivory item(s) in this lot were made or acquired prior to the US Fish and Wildlife Service Mammal Marine Protection Act of 1972. As such, the item(s) must be sold to a United States resident, with the purchased item(s) remaining inside the United States. Foreign parties wishing to purchase these items may receive a permit to transfer them to a foreign country after filing the appropriate permit application with the USFWS and paying attendant fees. FHWAC complies with the MMP Act of 1972 by reporting the sales to the USFWS. The items may be subject to tracking. Certain items may be identified herein as post-1972 Native American constructed art pieces, which may not be subject to the MMPA of 1972. None of the items sold herein are subject of the Endangered Species Act, as amended. After December 31, 2017, sales of similar items will be limited to Nevada residents only.
City: State: Date: HWAC# 50559