Tlingit Fossil Ivory Shaman's Oystercatcher Amulet With Opal

Tlingit Fossil Ivory Shaman's Oystercatcher Amulet With Opal

Tlingit Fossil Ivory Shaman's Oystercatcher Amulet With Opal
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Product Description

Fossil Walrus Ivory - $110.00

"Spirituality is basically our relationship with reality."
The Oystercatcher, with its distinctive long red bill, is a bird that lives in the thin boundary between the forest and the the ocean. Because many Native American peoples of the northwest coast also spend their lives within that same boundary, the Oystercatcher was a sacred kindred spirit to Shamans, especially Tlingit Shamans.

Our Tlingit Shaman's Oystercatcher Amulet is designed closely from a Shaman's ivory amulet excavated from a site where an ancient Tlingit village stood. Its carving features, in addition to the Oystercatcher's red beak, a sparkling blue/green opal for its eye. The Oystercatcher's neck and wing emerge from a human form with bent knee. Above the wing is a stylized human face. All rest on a base which is a fish. These carvings signify that the human spirit is one with all the animals of the earth.

Our Oystercatcher Amulet is carved from Medium Light Fossil Walrus Ivory. It is 1 5/8 inches high, 3/4 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick. Comes with leather neck thong. This most interesting Amulet will inspire much interest wherever you wear it.

Of course, hand carved in our studio.

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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