Watching the Beautiful, Intricate Handiwork of Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw is a traditional art developed by 18th-century sailors on whaling ships. To pass the time during journeys that could last years, sailors took to hand-carving intricate, flowering designs in the cast-off teeth or bones of the whales they hunted. Whaling has long been outlawed, but scrimshaw lives on in the… » 5/18/14 8:00pm 5/18/14 8:00pm