The Inuits didn't think it wasn't eco-friendly, so there nyah :-P
October 13, 2004 3:01 PM Subscribe
One of the truly indigenous American artforms is scrimshaw
. The Inuits
made some fascinating pieces, as did whalers
more than 200 years ago.
Today's scrimshanders are more sensitive to the materials used (either from extinct species--such as the mastodon!--or synthetic materials), and the artform is still going strong, perhaps even gaining in popularity in these modern times. I find it fascinating, intricate artwork, and history.
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