Baleen Basket with Walrus Ivory Whale Tail
This Baleen Basket with Walrus Ivory Whale Tail was made by Marilyn 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: 4.5 inches high x 4 inches wide