Seal Hunter


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The Seal Hunter

Young Kulowiyi was only sixteen years old. But he was now considered to be a man. He had stood motionless for six hours on the flat ice watching for signs of a seal. His grandfather had taught him how to place a feather over a tiny hole carved in the snow. When the feather moved, it meant a seal had surfaced for a breath of air. 

Finally after six hours the feather had finally moved, and moved again. It was a seal! 

Quickly and silently he raised his spear and plunged into the opening. 

His family would not go hungry this week. 

3.25 inches tall.

Carved from walrus ivory on an old walrus jawbone base. 

Made in Alaska by Leonard Savage


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