104 E. 5th St., Durango, CO

Adjacent to the train station
A Shared Blanket

Alaskan Sculptures

Hopi Kachinas
Original Paintings
Navajo Weavings
Zuni Fetishes
Native Jewelry
Pottery and Storytellers
D. Frank Originals
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Our Alaskan artists work in fossil ivory, fossil bones from walrus and whale, indigenous stones, and where available, wood.  Working as an archaeologist in Alaska, I was fortunate to meet many of the artist now represented in our gallery.  We believe we have the finest sculptures of this type from small ivory animal carvings to scrimshaw, large masks, ceremonial pieces, soapstone and jadite figures depicting Arctic life, and whale bone carvings showing the joy that these people find in life.  There is deep spiritualism in the transformation sculptures and humor in some of the animal forms.  No animals were killed for these art forms.  All the ivory is fossil walrus or mammoth and the whale bones wash up on the Arctic beaches.  The fossil walrus bone pieces are captivating.