Saturday, February 07, 2009

I wanted to share some Alaskan artwork with you.

This parka is velvet and is worn when the temps are below zero.  You would need to pay about $1000 to have it made, you cannot buy many of these in the stores.  Of course, the fur is real.
These are slipper tops beaded by a middle aged man, given away during the potlatch celebrating the life of his grandpa.

I don't know who made the gloves, but they are used everyday.
 The slippers were made by "Aunt Cecila" and given as a gift to the wearer.

What I wouldn't give for a pair of slippers like that!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Oh my, this beadwork is absolutely exquisite!