Fossil Ivory Artifact Pendant + Desert Beaded Necklace + Primitive Style + Wabi Sabi + Organic + Tribal

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Fossil Ivory Artifact Pendant + Desert Beaded Necklace + Primitive Style + Wabi Sabi + Organic + Tribal

305.00

A mysterious weathered ancient artifact suspended on a strand of beads the colors of desert earth.  Primal and elegant.

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:: Primal ::

:: This necklace contains fossil walrus ivory and is for sale within the United States only ::

This artifact comes from an old village site on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, where it was found by the native Yupik people who make it their home.  The Yupik actually own their island, and the sales of fossil ivory pieces and artifacts are a significant part of their income.  I am not sure what the artifact is; it may have been a small harpoon or fish hook, or it may be an ornamental piece, even a shaman's amulet.  The time-darkened surface has chipped away in many places to reveal a lighter, weathered surface below.  It is an object of venerable age with many secrets.

I placed this on a strand of tiny picture jasper rondelles interspersed with Thai Hill Tribe silver seed beads and larger silver nuggets.  Scattered in with these are pieces of fossilized palm and a bone prayer bead from Africa.  At the juncture above the pendant is a stacked arrangement of a fossil walrus ivory disc, Arizona petrified wood, and a sterling silver disc.  The silver disc is metal clay and was impressed with a weathered root fragment of rosemary mint out on the gypsum dunes of White Sands, New Mexico.  So the elements that make up this piece come from far and wide...

It is a dramatic and handsome piece to wear, with strong lines.  Primitive, earthy elegance at its best! 

CARE:  Wipe with a soft, damp cloth to clean.  Since polishing the silver beads would be challenging, I recommend that you keep this in a plastic bag or anti-tarnish pouch when not wearing this necklace.

SIZE:  23 1/4" long from the back of your neck to the end of the ivory artifact, when worn.  The artifact itself is 5 1/4" long.

PRESENTATION:  This necklace will come to you gift wrapped in hand-decorated and recycled earth-friendly packaging.  See my shop policies below for details.

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