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Hooper Bay Alaskan Lidded Basket with Butterfly Designs

Yup'ik Eskimo

About The Hooper Bay Alaskan Lidded Basket with Butterfly Designs

Diagonal alternating designs lend a delicate character to this coiled basketry statement.

Savvy Price $175.00

Gallery Price $225.00

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Description

Diagonal alternating designs lend a delicate character to this coiled basketry statement.

About the Artist
"The Yup'ik are a group of indigenous or aboriginal peoples of western, southwestern and south central Alaska and the Russian Far East.  They are Eskimo and are related to the Inuit and Inupiat peoples.  Yupik peoples are:  Alutiiq or Sugpiaq of the Alaskan Peninsula; Central Alaskan Yup'ik of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, the Kuskokwim River and along the northern coast of Bristol Bay and the northern Alaska Peninsula and Silberian Yupik.

As of 2001 there were approximately 24,000 Yup'ik people, most of these residing in Alaska.

Yup'ik comes from the word yuk meaning "person".  Pik means "real" or "genuine".  Together they translate to "real people".  taken from Wikipedia

 


Medium Bundle-coiled using beach grass with dyed grass for decoration
Size 10 3/4" height X 9 1/2" maximum diameter
Coil count 4 per inch
Stitch count 8-9 per inch
Date of creation Circa 1970
Condition Excellent except for fading to colored dyed external fibers
Provenance An Bu
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