Baleen Basket with Walrus Ivory Bear Head
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This Baleen Basket with Walrus Ivory Bear Head 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 inches high x 2.5 inches wide