Monday, September 6, 2010

Ivory Bear Head

I'm away visiting the farm in Alberta for a few days.  So I've lined up a few more pre-scheduled posts.

This is a walrus ivory polar bear head carving that I did in 2006 for the Gateway to Labrador Visitor Centre in L'Anse au Clair, Labrador.
Its a reproduction of polar bear head amulets that are found in Dorset Palaeoeskimo contexts throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.  They are designed with a hole that runs into the bear's mouth and down its throat, presumably some kind of string or cord would run through this opening.

Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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