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

Merna Wharton “Nasek’taq” is Yup'ik from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) lives in Anchorage Alaska. Merna is an Alaska Native artist, poet, traditional and contemporary seamstress, carver, gatherer of greens and berries, and loves the outdoors of Alaska! Merna enjoys finding art in natural elements and shares her experiences through her website, nasektaq.com. Merna crafts to preserve her culture and art and shares her worldview from a remote village Yup’ik girl’s perspective with a glimpse of life in Alaska in her writing and poems. More information about her art can be found at https://www.rasmuson.org/49writers/artist-profile/merna-wharton/.