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

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Our Way of Living
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IMAGE
Spool:

LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1887-1893

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 168632)

DIMENSIONS: 10.5 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
This seal-shaped spool was "used by Ugashik women in making fancy work," according to William Fisher. Embroidered strips or sinew thread may have been wrapped on the spool for storage.


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