Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ancient 'Okvik' Eskimo harpoon shaft ornament. The Yupik culture of St. Lawrence Island have produced the most important prehistoric Shamanistic expressions known in the circumpolar region of the world. These ornaments have function and are often referred to as "Winged Objects." Constructed of walrus ivory and carved, engraved with a rodent's tooth, and polished with volcanic sands while weathering winters in subterrainial houses under a whale blubber fueled stone lamps. Okvik age (+-) 3000 years...

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