Stretching & Cutting

I have been hiding in the rain before the snow!!  Actually, I have been busy doing two pair of kameksak, special orders for a Christmas pageant – they are for twin boys from Mountain Village.  I am also nearly done with ciuqalek kameksak – I just need to work on the hard bottoms that will be made with hairless seal.

Boys Kameksak

Since I finished the shield part of the parka – I haven’t touched it again.  I like to see from a fresh point of view after I had taken a break.  I did stretch out a wolverine and wolf before I cut up some pieces.

Cut up wolf hide
Untanned furs: beaver, muskrat and seal for hard bottom kameksak
Furs/leather/material for parka

I have another special order for a coat ruff for a special girl who is my girls friend – I’ll post it later when it’s done.
I have yet to post pictures of my adventure to the UAF Museum of the North!  I promise I’ll tell you the story!

I will say goodnight and good-morning to you with this furtastic picture of me

Wolverine glove idea!!! HI!

Author: Nasek'taq

Yup'ik woman from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) Alaska, living in Fairbanks Alaska. Alaska Native Artist. I am a poet! I am a wife of an amazing man from South Lake Tahoe, CA and a mother of two children. I enjoy the outdoors in Alaska. I made a Yup'ik woman's traditional fancy parka, "Qaliq." I am in a process of working on a child size parka and other Yup'ik traditional clothing. I share wonderful things about Alaska, the arts and the outdoors.