A special gift: the Kutchin beadwork tradition
Presents the history, regional variation, and present status of bead embroidery, a traditional art of the subarctic Kutchin. Illustrated with photographs, and pen and ink sketches.
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Beads and the Kutchin
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Alaska Museum Alice Peter Altar cloth applique tunic Arctic Village Athapaskan Athapaskan groups babiche Baby belt baby strap band bias tape black velvet Carcross caribou hide church collected color communities Cree cuffs dog blankets edge Eliza Ben Kassi embroidery Eunice Carney Fairbanks felt figure floral design fringes garments Hannah Solomon Hudson's Bay Company Indian jacket John Charlie Kutchin beadwork Kutchin women Left Lily Pitka Loucheux lower Mackenzie Mackenzie River Margaret John Martha Mary McPherson medallion metal beads Minnie Peter mittens mother motifs Myra Kaye Native Old Crow old style ornamented parka pattern petals Photograph courtesy pieces Porcupine River quills Rampart House remembered rosette Sarah Simon seam seed and metal seed beads skin Slave Lake slippers solid beaded stitch strip Tanana tanned thread Tizya tobacco pouch Today Tritt University of Alaska Wall pocket wear western Kutchin woman wool worn Yukon River Yukon Territory