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

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IMAGE
Water Dipper: Qallúhun / Water dipper.

LOCATION: Katmai (Qayirwik), Alaska Peninsula, 1883

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90441)

DIMENSIONS: 19.5 cm long.

DESCRIPTION:
To create steam for steam bathing (banya), water is ladled over hot rocks with a dipper. This dipper is a traditional style, made from carved and bent wood.


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