Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Narwhal Tusks Sold for $30,000 US

At the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show in New York last October, Hyland Granby of Massachusetts sold an extremely rare matched pair of narwhal tusks measuring 78 ¼ inches each for about $30,000 US. The tusks are found only in male narwhal whales who live up in the Arctic Ocean where the Inuit hunt them.

The Inuit also make splendid art carvings of narwhals complete with tusks made of caribou antler. An example can be seen at Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art at their whale sculptures section.

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