Lena Atti, Yupik Master Basketry Artist

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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:  Floral Liberty of London cotton kuspuk with ribbon trim, American red fox ruff, cotton plaid pants from second hand men’s shirt, sheared calf and deer mukluks with glue hardened pigskin soles and ties. Basketry: Annie Hurlburt Size: 14″ tall standing

Person:  “Native grass weaver Lena Atti, a Yup’ik form the village of Kwigillinok” ADN 040205

Subject Photographer:

Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News Native grass weaver Lena Atti, a Yup'ik form the village of Kwigillinok, teaches a class on how to weave grass socks at the Alaska Native Heritage Center which is part of the Exxon Mobil Master Artist Series. 040205
Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News Native grass weaver Lena Atti, a Yup’ik form the village of Kwigillinok, teaches a class on how to weave grass socks at the Alaska Native Heritage Center which is part of the Exxon Mobil Master Artist Series. 040205

Doll Photographer:  The artist. Tool and process photo below.

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Anisia Prokopieva, Unangan Woman

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Anisia Prokopieva in sea otter tunic and Unangan boots with gathering basket (by Lois Thadei)

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Anisia with her sister Aksinia
Aksinia with her sister Anisia, both with baskets by Lois Thadei

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AnP Carving Set Up (2)

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:  “Sea otter” tunic of sheared, plucked beaver with tufts of ermine and trim of intact beaver. Boots of pig leather and buckskin. Size: 14″ tall

Person: Anisia Prokopieva was photographed on the Aleutian Chain, Attu Island by Dima Brodskaya Jochelson along with her sister Aksinia 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 source photograph was taken by Lloyd Wilson.

 

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