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WOLF SINGS TO SKY...............................$45.00

This unique letter opener is made of bone and has a
scrimshawed image of a wolf howling before the moon.
It is hand crafted and I have titled it "Wolf Sings to Sky".
Delicate beads strung on artificial sinew accent the design.
The beads are glass, bone, turquoise, porcelain & shell.
This piece measures 7" long & is 1 1/4" wide.
The scrimshaw technique is ancient. It is a process where
the lines of the drawn image are scratched into the surface
& India ink is rubbed into it. Ink is then removed from the
flat surface but is left inside the line grooves which produces
the black on white effect. It is an old technique
...popularized by whalers long ago on the high seas.
As a pass time they patiently scrimshawed whale tusks,
their material of choice (much like bone). Black soot
from lamps was rubbed into the hand-etched lines. Schrimshaw
is a traditional art form in many cultures.

This lance shaped bone letter opener has a satin smooth finish
that feels good in the hand! The beautiful grain of the bone
is accented with the ink. This item can be used as a letter opener
or framed as a work of art. It comes in a felt pouch.





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