Aksinia Prokopieva, Unangan Woman

photo of actual bird skin tunic with a strip of Anisia's laying over it
photo of actual bird skin tunic with a strip of Aksinia’s laying over it
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Unangan basket by Lois Thadei

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Anisia and Aksinia Prokopieva photographs taken by Dima Brodskaya Jochelson on Attu Island Alaska, 1909
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Aksinia a young Unangan woman in 1909 photographed on Attu Island in the Aleutian chain
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Aksinia a young Unangan woman in the early 1900s photographed on the Aleutian chain

Doll: Material: Figure: Alaska paper birch hands & lower arms; head, hair and neck; lower legs and feet all inserted into a full articulating stuffed sculptured fabric body with wire and button joints. Clothing:  Reversed “bird skin” tunic of pig suede with acrylic fabric painting and decorative stitching on exterior, “sea otter” trim and decorative pieces of sheared, plucked beaver. Size: 14″ tall

Person: Anisia Prokopovia was photographed on the Aleutian Chain, Attu Island by Dima Brodskaya Jochelson along with her sister Anisia and a number of other members of her community.

Subject Photographer: The source photograph was taken in 1909 by medical Doctor Dima Brodskaya Jochelson. Brodskaya partnered her husband, Russian ethnologist Waldemar Jochelson on his exploration of the Unangan peoples of Alaska.

Doll Photographer: The doll photograph was taken by Lloyd Wilson.

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