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

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IMAGE
Grass Mat:

LOCATION: Nanwalek (Nanwalek), Cook Inlet, 1883

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90463)

DIMENSIONS: 128 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
Grass mats served as bedding, door and wall coverings, and kneeling pads in kayaks. The decorative feathers on this mat reflect the cultural value placed on quality and beauty in even everyday objects.


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