Large size at 7 1/2 inches long by 6 inches wide by 3 inches deep and weighing a substantial 6.48 pounds. Who flew the Grummon Goose amphibious airplane that brought in supplies and was the lifeline between the people of Kodiak Island and the rest of the world. This piece is from a large collection of artifacts given as thank you gifts from the Aleut Native people to the pilot over the years he spent flying in/out supplies as well as transporting sick and injured locals.
I have spoken personally with the pilot and he emphasized that at that time the Aleut of Kodiak Island were a very reserved private people who typically did not want much to do with outsiders, and it was only because he was their pilot that he became a respected friend to them. The pilot has told me that all of these items gifted to him were collected by the Aleut themselves from their own land and that these ancient Aleut pieces are very rare because the native people rarely traded or gave their artifacts to outsiders, their friend the pilot being one of the uncommon exceptions. Just look at this wonderful hand carved tool from an ancient culture, nice shape and colour.All my Aleut artifacts may or may not have wear, weathering soiling/staining, chips, scratches, cracks, rubs, losses and other imperfections. And common to old traditional pieces... See photos for over all condition. I do not know the exact age as ages vary. Please look at photos and you determine. The age, condition, what this is. And what this is worth.
Enjoy for a lifetime or resell for a profit! This is a nice piece, don't let it get away.. Please read entire listing for all conditions of sale. See photos as to the item's condition...
To many but not all European countries including England, France, Belgium and Germany. Don't let this get away!If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. If you have any problems or concerns with your order please contact me first before leaving feedback so we can work it out, I want happy customers. The item "6.5Lb BIG STONE KUDLIK QULLIQ OIL LAMP 500-5000yrs ALEUT Artifact KODIAK Inuit" is in sale since Friday, February 02, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Artifacts". The seller is "secretnewtgallery" and is located in British Columbia.
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