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

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IMAGE
Skin Bag: Kakiwik / Embroidered skin bag.

LOCATION: Katmai (Qayirwik), Alaska Peninsula, 1879-1882 (right)

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 72496)

DIMENSIONS: 39.5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Smithsonian collector William Fisher wrote that this bag from Katmai village was a man's hunting pouch. Men and women also used kakiwit to hold sewing supplies, and took them along on kayak journeys in case they had to sew up a rip in the boat's skin cover.


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