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  •  Baleen (2+ / 0-)
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    shayera, Fabian

    has a beautiful smooth texture, and is light, somewhat like bakelite.

    I bought a little bit of baleen, which had been fashioned into a pin.  The Inuit craftsman who made it had inlaid black with white to make an orca.

    The Inuit are allowed to take whales (I believe the number is limited) because this is a traditional food source.  Because these people live in harmony with nature and do not waste any part of the beast, I believe this use is respectful of the spirit of the whale.  

    Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

    by barbwires on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 05:59:28 PM PDT

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