Tiny Alaskan Inuit Carved Bone Bear Head Charm

Regular price $35.00

How could I resist this face? It is Alaskan Inuit/Eskimo, certainly made for the tourist market but definitely with some age to it, and with a pair of holes through it, such that one could wear it as a charm--or amulet. Respected by Inuit hunters as the most intelligent animal in the Arctic, the polar bear is seen as a symbol of the resilience, patience and determination needed to survive the harsh climate.

1 x 13/16 x 5/8 d and in good condition, short with magnification. Some wear and darkening as evident (I have not cleaner) and a bit of cracking around the holes on on side Carved of two pieces of bone.