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Alaska Eskimo Footwear (Hardback)

Jill Oakes, Rick Riewe

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ISBN 10: 1889963801 / ISBN 13: 9781889963808
Edité par University of Alaska Press, United States, 2006
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Alaska Eskimo Footwear celebrates the beauty and spiritual significance of the shoes and boots worn by Alaska Native peoples. Stunning photography highlights the harsh and striking environment of the North and demonstrates how essential footwear was to Native survival, while Eskimo seamstresses, dancers, and hunters explain the symbolic meaning of their traditional patterns and decorative details. This full-color volume features photographs from museum collections in Canada, the United States, and Russia, as contributors from each major Alaska Eskimo group discuss skin preparation, boot construction, and decoration. N° de réf. du libraire FLT9781889963808

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Titre : Alaska Eskimo Footwear (Hardback)

Éditeur : University of Alaska Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Alaska Eskimo Footwear celebrates the incredible beauty and spiritual significance of the shoes and boots worn by Alaska Native peoples. Stunning photography brings the harsh and striking environment of the North alive and demonstrates how essential footwear was to Native survival. Eskimo seamstresses, dancers, and hunters explain the symbolic meaning of their traditional patterns and decorative details, helping the reader understand the ancient stories stitched into timeless designs.
For each major Alaska Eskimo group—Inupiaq, Yup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, St. Lawrence Islander—authors Oakes and Riewe discuss pattern, design, and techniques for skin preparation, construction, and decoration. They describe the reasons for design and decorative differences in boots used for ceremonies and dancing versus those for everyday wear and hunting, trapping, and fishing.
Developed with Eskimo seamstresses from each Alaskan region, this full-color volume features photographs from museum collections in the United States and Russia. Detailed drawings of patterns, construction techniques, and decorative details illustrate the complexity of this ancient art and provide readers with guidance in identifying regional styles. A tribute to an exquisite art and the women who practice it, Alaska Eskimo Footwear brings the beauty of the North to life.

About the Author:

Jill Oakes teaches in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba. Rick Riewe is professor of zoology at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches ecology, resource management, and biology. With funding from the Bata Shoe Museum, he and his wife Jill Oakes have lived and studied with the Native peoples of Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Fennoscandia, and Greenland.

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