22" Ivory Carved Walrus Tusk by Jonas Audlakiak *Compadres*

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Jonas Audlakiak

$4,880.00 CAD

Inuit art: Carved Walrus Tusk  
Inuit Artist: Jonas Audlakiak
Size: 22" tall, 5" tall. 8" deep
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq, NU 1/23
Medium: Ivory
id: caps-862000723bhjjy

**This Item is Eligible for our 0% Interest Layaway Plan

Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Piece!

U.S. buyers cannot purchase this piece because ivory is restricted by Canadian Government Customs. We'll ship only to a Canadian addresses.

I like to call the relief images that adorn a carved Walrus Tusk "embroidery".

Jonas has taken a unique approach to displaying his embroidered walrus tusk by elevating it a horizontal position with caribou antlers as the base.

The tusk appears to be "swimming" in one direction, allowing the viewer to examine and admire the stunning embroidery.

The tusk is adorned with numerous relief images of cavorting seals, darting fish, a menacing  bear and a Sedna. 

The tip of the tusk is cleverly carved into a human face with inlaid white eyes with black pupils.  

It takes an experienced and talented carver like Jonas to create these tiny realistic eyes.

I was immediately smitten by Compadres because it is a result of Jonas' talent, experience and his courage to be innovative.


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