Native Alaskan Yupik Story Basket – Hunting Basket. Dimensions – approx 14″ high x 14″ diameter. Natural and died color. Natural tone background with dark brown, green, and red inclusions. Decorated overall with hunting scenes. Hutches, kayaks in repose, in tow, and on the water. Hunters are displayed capturing seals and birds. Very subtle and delightful weaving connecting hunters and hunted. An arrow striking a bird, a spear striking a seal, with a kayak in tow. Great attention to detail. Overall a beautiful basket portraying the necessities of life in the Alaskan Arctic. Light wear from use and display. Some losses at the rim and base. Light fading here and there. Provenance – from a California private collection. Myths, legends, and storytelling have been part of the Inuit culture for centuries. In the winter, people gather in a qagip (a giant snow house) and in the summer outdoors to celebrate and share stories. Stories are often accompanied by song passing on the traditions of the Inuit people. The item “C1950 Native American Indian Yupik Eskimo Story Basket Hunting Seal Kayak Alaska” is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Baskets”. The seller is “galw001″ and is located in Oakhurst, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Artisan: unknown
- Provenance: California Private Collection
- Origin: Alaska
- Tribal Affiliation: Inuit