Oosik Earrings

$150.00

Made by Alaskan Native artist Wayne Grant of Ketchikan, Alaska. Sliced Walrus oosik (approximately 1.5″ in diameter) with .925 Sterling Silver lever back earrings. Walrus Penis Bone, also known as a baculum, or “oosik” in Native Alaska cultures.

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Description

Alaskan Native artist Wayne Grant of Ketchikan, Alaska, has created these cool earrings using sliced Walrus oosik (approximately 1.5″ in diameter) and .925 Sterling Silver lever backs. Oosik (pronounced “oooh sick”) is a term used in Native Alaska cultures to describe the baculum of walruses, seals, sea lions, and polar bears. The baculum is a bone found in the penis of most mammals. It is absent in humans. The baculum varies widely in shape in and size; some are spiked or barbed, some curved. No two species’ are alike, and they are not proportional to an animal’s size. The largest mammal penis fossil in the world is believed to be the 4.5 feet long walrus baculum which sold at auction in 2007 for $8,000 to the company that runs the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums.

Made in Alaska

Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 in
Choice

1, 2, 3, 4