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In the ninetenth century, American and European traders collected Alutiiq objects, sending items to museums around the world. There are pieces of Alutiiq heritage stored in places like New England, California, Russia, France, Great Britian, Finland, and Germany. We are working to reunite Alutiiq people with these pieces. We are bringing information homes so that items can one day travel to Kodiak.

In the ninetenth century, American and European traders collected Alutiiq objects, sending items to museums around the world. There are pieces of Alutiiq heritage stored in places like New England, California, Russia, France, Great Britian, Finland, and Germany. We are working to reunite Alutiiq people with these pieces. We are bringing information homes so that items can one day travel to Kodiak.

Eskimo Artifacts, Eskimo Masks✖️No Pin Limits✖️More Pins Like This One At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest✖️

Eskimo Artifacts, Eskimo Masks✖️No Pin Limits✖️More Pins Like This One At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest✖️

Masque Kodiak, Alaska - Collection Alphonse Pinart.

Exposition Kodiak, Alaska, des masques surprenants

Masque Kodiak, Alaska - Collection Alphonse Pinart.

masque lièvre chez les dogons

masque lièvre chez les dogons

A variety of Mother Goddess figures of the Paleo and Neolithic periods - dating from 28,000 to 15,000 BCE.

A variety of Mother Goddess figures of the Paleo and Neolithic periods - dating from 28,000 to 15,000 BCE.

Venus figurines from around the world; small and portable sculptures emphasizing the female form, carried by nomadic tribes

Venus figurines from around the world; small and portable sculptures emphasizing the female form, carried by nomadic tribes

Masks of my Ancestors: The Château-Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer has an exceptional collection of Alutiiq Sugpiaq ceremonial masks and objects acquired by Alphonse Pinart (French Explorer), in 1875 in the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska. Normally, the Natives would burn the masks upon completion of the ceremony. That any survived is quite remarkable.

Masks of my Ancestors: The Château-Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer has an exceptional collection of Alutiiq Sugpiaq ceremonial masks and objects acquired by Alphonse Pinart (French Explorer), in 1875 in the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska. Normally, the Natives would burn the masks upon completion of the ceremony. That any survived is quite remarkable.

Eskimo dance mask, Alaska

Eskimo dance mask, Alaska

Masque-planche masque Kodiak

Masque-planche masque Kodiak

Paired gyrfalcon spirit masks. A narrow nose and triangular, upturned slits for a mouth gives these masks a bird-like appearance. The masks originally had eleven feathers. Each has a painted red line around the outside. Red color may have helped to protect the dancer from the spirit represented. These masks were collected by E.W. Nelson in Sabotnisky.          SI, 48987 (30.48 cm) and SI, 48988 (29.21 cm)

Paired gyrfalcon spirit masks. A narrow nose and triangular, upturned slits for a mouth gives these masks a bird-like appearance. The masks originally had eleven feathers. Each has a painted red line around the outside. Red color may have helped to protect the dancer from the spirit represented. These masks were collected by E.W. Nelson in Sabotnisky. SI, 48987 (30.48 cm) and SI, 48988 (29.21 cm)

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