Baleen Basket with Seal Finial, by Don Johnston
Sweet Little Seal Baleen Basket
Don’s natural gifts for both carving walrus ivory and working with the challenging threads of baleen from traditionally harvested Bowhead whales has drawn the attention of Alaska Native Art collectors.
The Marine Mammal Act of 1972 requires this item to remain within the USA.
Click for information provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and information about Alaska Native Artists' traditional and contemporary use of marine animal parts, including walrus ivory.
Don Johnston, Aleut