This collection of photos came from a book called "Bone Carving in Uelen. The folk art of the Chukchi Peninsula." Published in Moscow in 2002. The following is a comparison of ancient stories told through ivory and their counterparts told through printmaking.

Anatoly Tymnetagin. "Fairy-tale Bear Wife." Walrus Ivory, 1970s.

Anatoly Tymnetagin. "Fairy-tale Bear Wife." Walrus Ivory, 1970s.

Luba Eynes. Legend of the Hunter and the Polar Bear." Etching. 2004.  

Luba Eynes. Legend of the Hunter and the Polar Bear." Etching. 2004.
 


Elena Yanku. "Fairy-tale Seal Woman." Engraved Walrus Tusk. 1970s.

Elena Yanku. "Fairy-tale Seal Woman." Engraved Walrus Tusk. 1970s.

Luba Eynes. "Legend of the Woman Seal." Etching. 2004.

Luba Eynes. "Legend of the Woman Seal." Etching. 2004.


Artist Unknown. "Polar Bear Attacking Walrus." Walrus Ivory. Late 19th Century.

Artist Unknown. "Polar Bear Attacking Walrus." Walrus Ivory. Late 19th Century.

Stanislav Il'Key. "Polar Bear Attacking Walrus." Etching. 2004.

Stanislav Il'Key. "Polar Bear Attacking Walrus." Etching. 2004.


Nicolay Kililoy. "Walruses." Walrus Ivory. 1950s.

Nicolay Kililoy. "Walruses." Walrus Ivory. 1950s.

Andrey Ettyntegrey. "Walruses." Etching. 2004.

Andrey Ettyntegrey. "Walruses." Etching. 2004.


Galina Tynatval. "Fairy-tale Ravens and Foxes."  Engraved Tusk. 1970s.

Galina Tynatval. "Fairy-tale Ravens and Foxes."  Engraved Tusk. 1970s.

Marina Ergiro. "Legend of the Sly Raven." Etching. 2004.

Marina Ergiro. "Legend of the Sly Raven." Etching. 2004.


Anatoly Tymnetagin. "Carving Blubber."  Walrus Ivory. 1972.

Anatoly Tymnetagin. "Carving Blubber."  Walrus Ivory. 1972.

Luba Eynes. "Butchering the Walrus." Etching. 2004.

Luba Eynes. "Butchering the Walrus." Etching. 2004.


Elena Yanku. "Out in the Tundra." Engraved Walrus Tusk. 1970.

Elena Yanku. "Out in the Tundra." Engraved Walrus Tusk. 1970.

Sergey Il'key. "Reindeer Herders." Etching. 2004.

Sergey Il'key. "Reindeer Herders." Etching. 2004.