Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Native Alaskan maker
  • bracelet, 1930s–1948
  • Where object was made: Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • walrus ivory, elastic, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 1.3 x 6.2 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1/2 x 2 7/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Traw
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5006

The bracelet is made from ivory beads strung on two strands of elastic. Pairs of tube-like beads are interspersed with square beads. The square beads are carved with a rabbit in profile or a wolf's head. The square beads mostly alternate wolf or rabbit.