This is a very unusual item. It is a reindeer leg bone carved into a letter opener. This is definitely not ivory in any form! There is decorative material on both sides of the piece done with dark indelible ink. One side shows “Nordkapp” along with a drawing of a tent, mid-night sun, and the cliffs of Nordkapp. The other side says “Minne fra Lamelein i Honningsvig Jegnet av K. Kemi 1968” . The internet translates this as “Memory from Lamelein in Honningsvåg Designed by K. Kemi 1968”. Honningsvåg is the northernmost town in mainland Norway and is located in the municipality of Nordkapp (North Cape). This is all part of the region known as Finnmark. Given the nature of this item it might have been done by one of the Sámi people. The piece is intended to be a souvenir from the region. It measures approximately 9 ½ inches long by about 1 inch wide. The condition of the piece is good with no chips, cracks or breaks. The decorative ink is all in good condition with no signs of wear. This would be a definite conversation starter if left sitting on your desk or book shelf. There are not many pieces like this around. If you collect odd primitives, then this is something you cannot miss.

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Primitive Folk Art Souvenir Reindeer Bone Carved Letter Opener, Nordkapp, Norway


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