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A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Material Traditions: Sewing Gut

Project: Material Traditions: Gut, Ivory, and Cedar
Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association

Organized by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum and held at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel

Photos Shared by: Tatiana Berryman

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A Journey to What Matters Project Grant- Material Traditions: Sewing Gut

Sewing Gut 7- HVProject: Material Traditions: Gut, Ivory and Cedar
Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association
Organized by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum and held at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel
Written by: Hillary Vild, participant

No, I am not performing surgeries at the hospital and stitching up guts. I am embracing this wonderful place I am living and experiencing some of their traditional crafts.

The Yup’ik museum holds some classes to teach crafts and continue traditions.  This weekend, they held a gut skin sewing class.  Usually it is with seal gut, but due to the federal Marine Mammal Act, only Alaska Natives can handle seal gut intestines.  For us non-natives, we used hog intestines. (more…)

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