Alutiq Healer's Amulet Fossil Ivory With Opal

Alutiq Healer's Amulet Fossil Ivory With Opal

Alutiq Healer's Amulet Fossil Ivory With Opal
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Product Description

"A soul is partly given, and partly wrought."
The Alutiq are the Alaska Native peoples indigenous to the Kodiak Island Archipelago, the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and the lower tip of the Kenai Peninsula. the Alutiiq culture area have continuously inhabited this area for over 7,000 years, practicing a primarily maritime hunting culture. The Alutiqs believed that humans have many souls and that the cause of sickness is the loss of one of a personís souls to a spirit or wicked shaman and that it takes a shaman healer to flr through the air to retrieve the stolen soul. Shamanís wore and used used many different amulets to help them cure their people.

Our Alutiq Healerís Amulet, designed after a carved and painted wooden and abalone amulet which was unearthed near the village of old Harbor on the south end of Kodiak Island. Our Alutiq healerís Amulet is made from a naturally-colorfully-banded piece of fossil walrus ivory with a bright white crystalline center. (The colors are from different minerals that leeched into the ivory over the centuries.) It is shaped like a flying object to help the Shaman in his quest, and it is adorned with a large sterling silver bail and bright blue opal. It comes complete with a smooth sterling silver chain. It is a close modern embodiment of the ancient Alutiq Amulet. 1 3/8 inch high (with bail), 1 3/8 inch wide.

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Fossil Ivory Color Charts

Below are the available colors of our fossil ivories. Our high quality fossilized ivories have been reclaimed from the ground after sharing the earth for up to 30 millennia! Even after all this time, Fossil Ivory remains warm and sensuous organic ivory; it is not petrified. It has developed its beautiful colors by taking up minerals from the earth and these colors are impossible to match in any contemporary ivories by modern processes.

Fossil Ivory Color Chart Limited Availability Fossile Walrus Ivory Colors Fossil Walrus Bark Ivories
We have the largest selection of fossil ivories anywhere! Highest Quality - Handmade in our studio and satisfaction guaranteed Personalize most items at no extra charge! We can do commissioned pieces.
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