22" Walrus Tusk by Jassie Keyookta

Jassie Keyookta


$2,640.00 CAD



Inuit art: Walrus Tusk with designs
Inuit Artist: Jassie Keyookta
Size: 22" tall, 8" wide. 4" deep Weight: 5 lbs
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq, NU
Stone: Ivory
id: ndc-268400aeejy

Quite frankly, this is one of the nicest Ivory pieces I have encountered in a long while.

I resist purchasing Ivory because of the extensive Government restrictions when exporting outside of Canada, but when I saw this tusk, I fell under its spell. I had to make it available to those of my clients who also love Ivory.

I want to remind people that these Ivory pieces are available because the Canadian government carefully controls the acquisition of the tusks. They are the by product of controlled hunting of the walruses for food, clothing etc.

I am captivated by these tusks because they have a mesmerizing pearl effervescence created by the extraordinary laminate finish of the Ivory. The “embroidered” detailed vignettes carved by the Inuit carvers are only seen on Ivory pieces. This makes them uniquely exquisite and always one of a kind.

For these reasons I put this piece into the Masterpiece category.
I was very lucky to have this magnificent piece cross my path.

An Igloo tag is attached. This tusk is for sale within all Canadian provinces and the Territories.

Note to Buyers outside of Canada

This piece is for sale to Canadian residents only. Because this piece is carved from Ivory, this walrus tusk is NOT for sale to residents outside of Canada.

Note to Buyers outside of Canada

This piece is for sale to Canadian residents only. Because this piece is carved from Ivory, this walrus tusk is NOT for sale to residents outside of Canada


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