Humpback whales are fascinating ocean giants. They often propel their massive 45 ton bodies from the water and land with a tremendous splash. We don't know if these leaps and bounds serve some purpose for whales, like cleaning pests off their skin, or if it's simply fun. Regardless of the purpose, witnessing whales leap from the water is often a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Maui artist Ray Peters captures the image of a breaching Humpback whale in warthog tusk using traditional scrimshaw techniques. Scrimshaw is a form of American folk art that gained popularity in the 1800s.
This piece is mounted on a slice of water buffalo horn and a base of exotic coco wood. The tusk measure 2 3/8" tall.
Reference code: SCWHRP18