Engraved Inuit bone spoons
Engraved Inuit bone spoons
Engraved Inuit bone utensil
Engraved Inuit Utensils (Four Bone Spoons and a Small Awl Blade)
Engraved Inuit bone spoons
Engraved Inuit bone spoons
Engraved Inuit bone spoons
Engraved Inuit bone spoons
Engraved Inuit bone spoons

Engraved Inuit Utensils (Four Bone Spoons and a Small Awl Blade)

Regular price
$ 1,500.00
Sale price
$ 950.00

Four Inuit bone spoons, together with a small awl blade, with engravings on each handle. Various totems, and a depiction of an Eskimo whaling expedition on the reverse of the awl. The bone for these utensils likely came from Europe as trade items. These were then worked on by Eskimos, intended for sale. They carry the full spirit of Eskimo tradition and legend, and occupy an important place in the long history of Inuit art. Were these designs on canvas, they would perhaps have been sooner recognized for the fine art they represent. Circa early 1900's.

Lengths: 4.75 in. - 3.75 in. / 12 cm. - 9.5 cm. 
Combined Weight: 12 g.