Unusual Native Pacific NW Carved Bakelite Tlingit Brooch, Pin, Wolf Totem

This is a very unusual pin with a missing back. Measuring 4.5" by 1.75" it is of Pacific Northwest origin from an Alaskan Tlingit estate. It's not bone or ivory, but a hand carved chunk of Bakelite plastic that's been polished and finished with inlaid abalone. Circa 1940, the pin back was added by a family member who discovered these tucked away in a closet at her family compound. Wonderful image of a wolf with its cub under the moon. Apparently carvers of the era carved into whatever was given or found at the time. You can see tool marks. Fantastic tribal animal spirit imagery. One of a kind.

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