Artistically inclined sailors, whalers and sealers in the 19th century spent their leisure time creating scrimshaw (carved and engraved animal bones, teeth and tusks). Both of these examples are made from whale teeth. Zoom in to see the details.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
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