Walrus Hunter Transformation
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This transformation piece by Soonagrook reflects the native belief in the oneness of all things. The hunter becomes one with the spirit of the hunted animal - in this case a walrus - to better hunt the animal, to show respect for the sacrifice and to acknowledge the connectivity of all living things.
||Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, AK
||2 x 3-3/8 x 1-3/4 in
||Walrus ivory, baleen
||St. Lawrence Island Yupik