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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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Sewing Tools:

LOCATION: Karluk 1 archaeological site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1400-1750

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Koniag, Inc., Collection (needle AM193.94:1791; gut scraper UA84-193/1966)

DIMENSIONS: needle 6 cm long; gut scraper 11 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Before metal tools were available, Alutiiq seamstresses used needles made of bone and ivory. Spoon-shaped scrapers were used for cleaning fat and tissue from intestines to prepare them as material for making clothing.


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