ALASKAN NATIVE CARVED WHALE BONE MASK~FOSSILIZED IVORY

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 13,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Alaskan native hand carved SPIRIT MASKs
FOSSILIZED WHALE BONE SKOOKUM SPIRIT MASK w/ FOSSILIZED WALRUS IVORY EYES AND PHARMAGAIN FEATHERS WITH CHERI ABLES HAND CARVED CARIBOU ANTLER FEATHERS
T ARE 2 HAND CARVED TLINGIT / SKOOKUM SPIRIT MASK, MADE FROM FOSSILIZED WHALE BONE, THAT WAS FOUND ON ST, LAWRENCE, ISLAND, ALASKA. THIS MASK HAS INCREDIBLE DEPTH AND EXPRESSION SHERRY "CHERI" HAS HER OWN UNIQUE DESIGN IN CARVING THESE INCREDIBLE WHALE BONE CHUNKS THAT HER AND HER FAMILY EXCAVATED A FEW YEARS BACK, THE WHALE BONE IS PART OF THE RIBS AND IS ESTIMATED AT 30,00 YEARS OLD, AND THEN CARVED BY HER, SHE THEN HAND SANDS THE MASK TO BRING IT TO A GREAT SHINE TO SHOW MORE DEPTH. THE EYES ARE INLAYED FOSSILIZED WALRUS IVORY. AND INLAYS THE FEATHERS THAT SHE HAS ALSO CARVED, THE BACK HAS BEEN SIGNED AND #. T IS A LOOP TIED IN ONE, ON THE TOP OF THE MASK SO IT CAN BE DISPLAYED ANYW IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.
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this LARGER mask is 4 inches high (FEATHERS INCLUDES) THE HEIGHTH OF THE SMALLER ONE "WITH FEATHERS" IS 2 INCHES HIGH) x 1-1/2 inches across
the ivory eyes measure 7mm AND THE OTHERS ARE 3MM
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT I CHERIS SISTER IAM HELPING HER BY SELLING ALL OF HER INVONTORY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO SAVE HER 3 GIRLS CABIN AND HOME, AS ALOT OF YOU KNOW SHE WAS IN A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AND IS STILL RECOVERING, SO EVERYTHING IS AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ENJOY WHAT COLLECTION AND PASSIONS SHE HAS LEFT,AND WE HOPE TO PASS IT ON TO OTHERS SO THAT THEY CAN ENJOY IT ASWELL. WE HOPE THAT CHERIS WORK WILL INSPIERE AS ON LOOKERS ENJOY, THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE BIDDING WE THAT YOU AHEAD OF TIME, THATNK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT LOOKS AT HER AUCTIONS :)
THESE BUY IT KNOW PRICES ARE 3 TO 4 TIMES BELOW THE RETAIL AND WHOLE SALE AMOUNT, ONE OF CHERIS MASKS LIKE THE LARGE ONE WHOLE SALES FOR $280.00 AND THE LITTLE ONE FOR $200.00
this is a one of a kind skookum spirit mask design MADE BY TONSINA ARTISTRY GUILD!! "C.A." #112 the back is signed and numbered. The one of a kind designs of these masks were inspired by the only cave drawings found in Alaska at the top of skookum trail in Nebesna,Alaska. the drawings are nestled at the edge of several volcanoes, otherwise known as the 'RING OF FIRE" The drawings were left by the Alaskan Ahtna natives as they wintered in the sheep caves. they burn the sheep dung all winter long, and took the trail out down, to t summer camps, the trail was carved by the glaciers, 1000's of years ago.
enjoy your hand carved, Alaskan native made skookum spirit mask. THIS MASK HAS A MUSEUM RETAIL PRICE OF $455.00, WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO BE OFFRING THIS INCREDIBLE PEICE OF AUTHENTIC ALASKAN TLINGIT SPIRIT SKOOKUM MASK TO YOU, SO HAVE FUN BIDDING
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS $10.00, BUT PLEASE EMAIL US YOU MIGHT LIVE IN A PLACE THAT IT IS CHEAPER :0
CANADA.... IS THE SAME AS THE U.S.A. YEP i GET SICK OF PEOPLE ADDING ON A EXTRA 10 BUCKS TO SHIP TO ME IN ALASKA WHEN IT COSTS THE SAME AS THE LOWER 48 HAHAHAHA
we can combined shipping on up to 5 items, please email for amounts on winning more than the 5, cost will vary a little depending on larger items. we prefer paypal but will except a personal check, it must clear my bank before your item is mailed out. t is also no buyers remorse we do not refund just because someone got caught up in a bidding game sorry, this might seem very rude, but we are only refunding if it is a gross mistake on our part or if the item was lost or stollen before we ever shipped it, I assure you that everything will be mail the same week that you won it, and we always pack everything with extra care, it is our job to make sure you are happy, however if you have any question please email before you bid and win, remember we do not give refunds, sorry

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