Lidded Basketry Jar with Checkerboard Diamonds

Yup'ik Eskimo

Lidded Basketry Jar with Checkerboard Diamonds, Baskets by  Yup'ik Eskimo
  • Yupik basket
  • Alaskan basket
Item Purchased
Savvy Price $125.00
Gallery Price $155.00
Title
Lidded Basketry Jar with Checkerboard Diamonds
Artist
Yup'ik Eskimo
Medium
Bundle-coiled using beach grass with dyed grass for decoration
Size
4 1/8" height X 3 1/2" maximum diameter
Coil count
8 per inch
Stitch count
12 per inch
Date of creation
Circa 1990
Condition
Perfect
Provenance
An Bu
About The Lidded Basketry Jar with Checkerboard Diamonds
About Yup'ik Eskimo
"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

 


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Cultures

Eskimo

Medium

Baskets

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Keywords

Yupik Eskimo basket, Yupik basket, Alaskan basket