Alaska Native Art
Alutiiq Weavers, Alaska Native Art — FrontierScientists investigates Alaska Native basket weaving with modern-day artists who carry on ancient traditions from the Alutiiq and other Arctic cultural groups. Artifacts at the Alutiiq Museum, as well as Russian collections, help preserve original examples of Native weaving.
The Alutiiq Weavers presented in these vodcasts traveled to Russia to see baskets made by their ancestors. The baskets reside in collections at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (MAE) in St. Petersburg, obtained by Russian explorers during the late 1700’s, 1800’s from Alaskan towns and villages.
The study of these collections, along with field research, are powerful tools for heritage revitalization. The Alutiiq weavers have come back to their communities to share how they were inspired and what they learned by viewing their collected heritage in Russia.
[ video ] Collecting and Curing Grass
[ video ] Karluk One Baskets
[ video ] Coral’s Cabinet
[ video ] Coral’s Basket Feat: Russian Inspired
[ video ] My Little Basket
[ video ] Where Are My Grass Socks?
[ video ] Teaching and Learning the Art of Basket Weaving
✧Weaving in time – Alutiiq Baskets (Laura Nielsen) Native Art
✧Find Seal Intestine filed in Coral’s cabinet (Liz O’Connell) Native Art
✧Tern tail and Shark’s tooth (Laura Nielsen) Native Art
✧Alutiiq Basket Weaving group on Facebook
✧Alutiiq Basket Weavers Share Insight with Russian Curators. Plus, a Frontier Scientists App! (Liz O’Connell) Native Art, ***
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