Sea Otter Fur Scarf by Marcus Gho

SCARF SEA OTTER FUR MASTER SKU
SCARF SEA OTTER FUR MASTER SKU
SCARF SEA OTTER FUR MASTER SKU
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This scarf is handmade from sea otter fur by Iñupiaq artist, Marcus Gho, from Juneau Alaska. 

More about sea otter fur:

A sustainable tradition
Sea otter products are an economic and cultural resource for Alaska Native communities. These communities rely on subsistence hunting of sea otters and other marine mammals and use such otters and other mammals for clothing, cultural traditions, and the sale of craftwork for key supplemental income. Because of this long-standing special relationship between Alaska Natives and sea otters, including management of the sea otter population as a sustainable resource to preserve both subsistence use and the traditional methods of creating Alaska Native handicrafts and clothing, the MMPA (Marine Mammal Protection Act) allows Alaska Natives to harvest them. 

What is the law on creating and selling sea otter products?

Alaska Natives are the only people allowed under the MMPA (Marine Mammal Protection Act) to create and sell products made from sea otter hides. To qualify, these hides must have been significantly altered into Alaska Native handicrafts or articles of clothing. 

Fun fact about sea otters:

Sea otter fur is very dense and has a greater number of hair follicles per inch than any other animal. 

Anyone can lawfully purchase Alaska Native handicrafts and clothing created from sea otter fur, but it is important to be an educated consumer. 

More information can be found at the U.S. Department of the interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife service. 

ISBN/SKU: 
41971254000
Brand: 
GHO, MARCUS
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