After working on this side project; trimmed and shaved caribou hide – I am debating to switch from calf skin to the authentic caribou hide for the Qaliq women’s parka. I really like the natural caribou color with the squirrel!
I am thinking that it’ll be best to stick with caribou on the parka project! I am going to do it!!!!
I think trimmed caribou is soft and amazingly workable!! I have been aiming to get this art piece done before tomorrow but I don’t think I will but some how way or other I will!
“We caribou’t you!” The title of this art piece is to honor all the fighters and those who lost the battle to breast cancer – I know it’s not much but I want to give back to what was gifted to me.
This will be donated to an event that is here is Fairbanks; BCDC 2017 Gala, Bra-HA-HA FUNraiser at the Westmark Hotel on September 30, 6 pm!
Yupik traditional women’s parka is made from squirrels and caribou and all other trims by wolf, wolverine, and land otter. Red simplizes life. This art piece has many options; wall hanging, part of a purse, or sewn onto a quspeq or sweater or made into a decorative bag. I have decided to leave it as it is for now – maybe tomorrow I will add an alder stick to help for hanging on the wall.
I have really enjoyed this side project. Quyanaqvaa Agayun Jesus!❤️🌸