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Ivory Billiken Earrings

Ivory Billiken Earrings

Regular price $90.00 $72.00 Sale

Ivory Billiken Earrings
Yup'ik Jewelry
walrus ivory, ink, 14k gold nugget in tummy
3/4" long

The Billiken is considered Alaska's good luck charm and first appeared around 1909.  Billikens come in many different sizes and are crafted from various materials.  The favorite medium is ancient walrus ivory, much of it thousands of years old, but can also be made from moose antler, jade, caribou antler, stellar sea cow rib bone, and soapstone.  Billikens come in many forms such as pendants, earrings, key chains, and larger self-standing show pieces.