Native Woman with Pipe


“Native Woman with Pipe” sepia toned scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Heidi Robichaud. Extraordinary portrait of stately Native mother with child, both smoking their pipes and staring into the distance. One wonders what they are looking at and thinking. Love the way Robichaud added just a little color to the jewelry and intricate design of the shawl on the older woman. Nice contrast. This is done on a nice ice axe used by Natives in the Northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. Robichaud created it in 1984 and it is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. A bargain at 1980s price

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