Baleen Basket with Walrus Ivory Bear
This Baleen Basket with Walrus Ivory Bear was made by Carl E. Hank in Point Hope, AK.
Baleen is a material obtained by Inupiaq and St. Lawrence Islanders from harvested whales, particularly the bowhead. Baleen plates have hair-like structures that filter out tiny floating organisms and fish and are found in the mouth of plankton-eating whales.
Dimensions: 3.75 inches high x 3 inches wide