Alaska Native Art
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 ] 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
✧Find Seal Intestine filed in Coral’s Cabinet
✧Tern Tail and Shark’s Tooth
✧Alutiiq Basket Weaving group (on Facebook)
✧Alutiiq Basket Weavers Share Insight with Russian Curators. Plus, a Frontier Scientists App!