Fur and cold weather

I like the feeling of the warmth around my head and neck in the cold weather. January February and March oh my!!! April has its own adventures with weather. It’s been an absent few months with very little, actually no posts. Here are some pictures.

First one is the size of a bearded seal for hard bottom piluguq – see my shoes? There could be at at least 7 boots more or less;

First pikuguq for the winter

Practice makes it better

comparison to a modern shoes to Yup’ik women’s piluguq;

January 3, first Friday at the Anchorage Museum was so much fun for me. Here are some admired photos with no words to express the beauty of each piece;

It’s very cold everywhere in Alaska – buy handmade fur clothing from local people. Here are items I’ve made to keep your head warm when walking or going somewhere cold;

My cousin Ikam made a hand knit hat with sea otter band, available for purchase;

Stay warm! Happy New Year “Angnimek Alrakukegtaarmek!”

Tuingunrituq, piurci!

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.