Koryak Shaman Woman's Talisman

Koryak Shaman Woman's Talisman

Koryak Shaman Woman's Talisman
Item# T117-KORYAK
Three Initials Stamped on Back ($12.00):
Availability: Usually ships in 3-4 business days

Product Description

Sterling Silver

"There is no medicine man without medicine woman...It has always been that way."
The Koryak have inhabited the northern portions of the Kamchatka Peninsula of Northeastern Siberia for at least 20000 years. Because this peninsula separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Bering Sea, it was natural for the Koryak to become a primarily maritime culture. Through maritime contact, much of their culture influenced the Native American cultures of Southeastern Alaska and Northwestern Canada.

Our Koryak Shaman Woman's Two Ivories Talisman is our best reflection of a most provocative artifact found alongside a woman shaman who was buried approximately 4000 years ago. The ancient artifact is thought to be as-found two-color ivory in the shape of an early stone pounder, probably for pounding hides to make them pliable and ready for sewing, as well as for breaking open grains and nuts. It probably became part of the shaman's talismanic collection because it's natural shape represented a very valuable tool which helped provide both warmth and sustenance.

We knew that we had to use two completely separate ivories to be true to the original talisman. Our most striking design marries 20,000-year old Light Tan Fossil Mammoth Ivory for the vertical handle and 4000-year old Fossil Walrus Ivory for the pounding-head. The Fossil Walrus is a beautiful (and rare) freeform piece of Black-Bordered Orange and Tan Crystalline Ivory. Each piece is fully backed and bezeled, and they are separated by three small (offset from center) Sterling Silver spheres. The bottom piece includes a small curb around its bezel.Together both pieces form a beautiful and powerful statement of your respect for those parts of your life that provide you with both sustenance and warmth. Our Two-Ivories Talisman will make you feel both warm and secure. Further personalize your Koryak Shaman Woman's Talisman by adding three initials on the back at a small extra charge. It certainly will evoke many compliments wherever you wear it and explain what it means. A little extra - A warm rising sun is hand-chased on the back - You can keep it your own secret. 1 7/8 inch high, 1 1/8 inch wide.

Complete with Sterling Silver chain.

Scrimshaw Etching Options

These are our regular Scrimshaw Design Etchings. In addition to these designs, as an added option, you may send us a picture of your choice for a commission price quote.

Etching Options

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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