Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • bracelet, 1930s–1948
  • Where object was made: Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • walrus ivory, pigment, elastic, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 13 x 2.2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/8 x 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Traw
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5005

The bracelet is made from flat ivory beads alternating brown or light color. The brown beads are rounded rectangles. The light colored beads are very small polar bears. There are two seals in light colored ivory on one side, hinged together at the hands. The beads are strung on thin elastic.

The bracelet is incomplete and an unknown number of beads are missing.